Job Role: Group Board Director
With over 30 years’ experience at DLA, Andrew now leads the business management function of the practice including Quality & Environment Standards, Health & Safety, Contracts and Appointments including ‘day to day’ management activities to ensure that the practice maintains the high standards expected by our clients.
Along with the rest of the Group Board he is responsible for developing strategic objectives to see that the practice maintains its position at the forefront of architectural design supported by the latest technological advancements in the profession.
In respect of projects he has worked on the technical delivery of a diverse range of commissions in various sectors including retail, sport and leisure, industrial and offices with responsibility for a number of key repeat client relationships. One of Andrew’s key strengths is the depth of his technical rigor, which he has now applied to the management of the practice.
In 2015 he qualified with a NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety in order to support the practices transition to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and to demonstrate his and the companies continued commitment to Health and Safety at all levels.
Andrew is keen to see that all staff within the practice are provided with the opportunity to develop their career at DLA and to contribute to the success of the practice for years to come through a strategy of planned professional development and succession.
Andrew enjoys rugby after having played at his local club from the age of 16 to retirement from the Vets in 2012, he’s now a regular supporter from the touch line. Road cycling has replaced rugby as the sport of choice with regular weekend outings up into the Yorkshire dales.
Favourite Design / Building:
Favourite building has to be the Sydney Opera House following a visit to Australia in 2008. It is so iconic and when you see it for the first time it feels so familiar with the large precast concrete “Shells” floating over the harbour. A true ‘Icon’ of modern expressionist design.