Andrew has been around, as befits someone who spent his formative years in far corners of New England, from southern Connecticut to Houlton, Maine (near Caribou), after which his family moved south, to Burlington, Vermont. While earning his Bachelors in Architecture and Bachelors of Science in Building Science at RPI, in the slightly warmer climes of Troy, New York, Andrew took a welcome semester abroad in sunny Rome. Then, after working for a firm in Missouri, he and his new bride took an extended excursion throughout Europe: to Ireland and Paris and up the northern coast to Norway, finally into the Arctic Circle via a nostalgic cargo cruise ship, the MS Lofoten. They proceeded to tour the eastern coast of America, camping their way down to Florida, where their savings ran out. Andrew went back to work, for a firm in New Hampshire, before joining Centerbrook in 2007. He has worked on projects at Quinnipiac University, including residence halls, a wind farm, and a student center. He also served as the Co-Project Manager Academic and Laboratory Building at Southern Connecticut State University. Recently, Andrew has been coordinating early conceptual energy modeling efforts for Centerbrook projects.

When not designing, Andrew is busy enjoying outdoors activities with his family – pond skating, canoeing, camping, fishing etc. – and working on their circa 1865 home. A boat tinkerer, he has reconstructed a sunfish for his kids. He and his wife Amy are Cub Scout den leaders, and he coaches Little League. Andrew also designed and built an elegant and highly crafted wooden chair – a chaise longue/Adirondack cross – for the Centerbrook Chair Workshop: “Nautically inspired, my design features boat-like elements. A wavy base, laminated keel, shaped frames, and steam-bent planking come together as an invitation to sit. White oak, both kiln dried and green, sapele mahogany, waterproof glues, stainless steel, and silicon bronze fasteners hold together this outdoor lounge chair. It is designed for watching vessels come and go from your favorite inlet.”

FACTS

  • Named Centerbrook Associate in 2013
  • Boated down the Barrow River in Ireland for a week
  • Took a four month honeymoon