We employed Andrew on a recommendation by friends of ours, to complete concept drawings for the renovation (and extension) of our 1940's black weatherboard bungalow in Campbells Bay. The original house was 130sq meters and the finished extended house is 300sq meters.
As the original bungalow was designed by Vernon Brown, a well known architect from that time, it was important to us to retain the character and integrity of the original dwelling. Many architects came through the house before we made the decision to work with Andrew. We found Andrew's approach to be more flexible and it was a breath of fresh air to work with someone who actually listened to what we wanted, rather than work to their own vision. This suited us as we wanted to be involved with the process.
He had a nice balance of listening closely to what we wanted to achieve, whist challenging/ encouraging us to future proof our design - going so far as to invite us around to his house and showing us aspects of what he had done to his own home. His relaxed style belies the passion and deep creative thought he puts into what he does.
Although not part of his brief, as we were going through the construction phase Andrew visited the site a number of times to advise on both (interior and structural) design and construction alternatives in keeping with the home's character.
We are absolutely delighted with the final product. Additionally the children of the original owners, who visited soon after we had completed the renovation, were deeply moved to see their old home revived and updated, whilst retaining the character, despite the increase in size.
We have no hesitation in recommending Andrew for any concept work and welcome any visitors who would like to see the house.
Hayley & John - Campbells Bay