John Andrews (architect)

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John Hamilton Andrews (born 29 October 1934) is an Australian architect, known for designing a number of acclaimed structures in Australia, Canada and the United States. He was Australia’s first internationally recognized architect, and the 1980 RAIA Gold Medalist[1].


Cameron Offices, Canberra, Australia (1973–76)
Scarborough College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1963)
Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute/John Buchan Senior Public School in Scarborough, Canada (1970)
Harvard University Gund Hall, Cambridge, USA (1972)

John Andrews was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in 1956. In 1957 he entered the masters of architecture program at Harvard University. After graduation he worked with John B Parkin Associates in Don Mills, a suburb of Toronto, until 1962. From 1962 until 1967 John Andrews was chairman of the University of Toronto's program in architecture. In 1962 he established John Andrews Architects in Toronto. In 1973 he expanded his practice to Sydney and renamed the firm John Andrews International Pty. Ltd.




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John Andrews has been the recipient of many honours and awards including

  • Centennial Medal (Canada)
  • Massey Medal (Canada)
  • Arnold Brunner Award, National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.);
  • Ontario Association of Architects 25 Year Award for Scarborough College.

He was awarded the RAIA Gold Medal by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1980 and an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.


  1. ^ "Reconsidering John Andrews". Architecture AU. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  2. ^ Goad, Philip; Walker, Paul (28 May 2013). "Reconsidering John Andrews". Retrieved 5 March 2015.

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