Andy joined Jasmax after gaining diverse international architectural experience in Australia, the USA, Tonga and Fiji before returning to New Zealand. After 30 years in the industry, the extent of Andy’s experience is in the commercially-focussed and retail sectors. With an open and unassuming approach to every project, Andy’s readiness to listen to and consider all issues enables him to create strong and lasting relationships with clients; an attitude he credits to his experience of working in the Pacific.
Andy believes strongly in a process without shortcuts, aligning all members of the project team, clients and stakeholders from the outset. It’s this attention to detail that has seen him deliver two of the most recently built projects for Auckland Airport – the Ibis Hotel and Quad5, on time and to budget. A hands-on approach to project management enables Andy to deliver on critical and tight time frames,and lead his teams to deliver award winning projects.
Andy is particularly fascinated with how commercial projects are used and experienced by both passers-by and inhabitants, and in how these experiences can be enriched through design, for the ultimate success of the project. In these instances, exceeding his client’s expectations is also about exceeding the public’s – a result that Andy finds truly gratifying.