Andrew has extensive Landscape Architectural experience in both the private and government sector. He worked for the Botany Council and the Sydney City Council and was responsible for a number of urban renewal and upgrading projects in Sydney.
Since 1990 he has been practicing in tropical north Queensland, undertaking Main Street Programs, townscape improvements, resorts, housing, and garden projects in Queensland, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and China. Central to these projects has been the use of tropical design responses in creating functional and aesthetic solutions. In Queensland Andrew has been a lead designer of resort gardens and pools in the main tourism hot spots of Cairns, Palm Cove Port Douglas and Noosa. Civic projects include the redevelopment of Munro Martin Park and the Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Andrew collaborated in designing of one of China’s largest botanic themed parks, the 37 hectare Sino-Australian Friendship Garden on the Zhanjiang foreshore.
He has been involved in the delivery of public art in Queensland, including working with indigenous artists. Andrew has been Deputy Chair of the Queensland Government’s Art+Place Panel and on Cairns Regional Council’s Public Art Advisory Committee
His work on the Paiam town project in the remote Highlands of Papua New Guinea received listing by the United Nation’s Habitat Organisation as an Example of World’s Best Practice and received the Australian Institute of Landscape Architect’s Queensland Award for Excellence in Planning. He has also been appointed by the Australian Office of War Graves for advice on the management, design and maintenance of Australia’s War Cemeteries in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea.
Andrew’s design expertise has been recognised by many international, national and state awards including the Australia Council’s inaugural Community Environment Art & Design Award for National Achievement in the Arts for the Gordonvale Townscape project. His is an Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University with the university’s Centre for Tropical Urban & Regional Planning.