Grimshaw Architects , Chairman
Andrew Whalley has been an instrumental part of Grimshaw since the earliest days of the practice and has been Partner in Charge of projects in diverse sectors including education, performing arts, transportation and workplace. His award-winning projects include the International Terminal at Waterloo, the Eden Project in Cornwall, the redevelopment of the historic Paddington Station in London and the Experimental and Performing Arts Building in Troy, New York. In 2001 Andrew established the Grimshaw New York studio. He was Partner in Charge of Grimshaw’s New York office during its first ten years. During this time Grimshaw in New York was one of eight architectural practices selected for major public projects under Mayor Bloomberg’s design excellence program.
In the education and cultural arts sector, Andrew has been involved in a range of projects including - state of the art science facilities for the Danforth Science Center; the strategic plan for the Royal College of Art in London. He is currently overseeing The Sustainability Pavilion for the Dubai World Expo 2020. An ambitious project to create a totally net zero building as a centre piece for the Expo.
Andrew has been involved with academia for many years. In the UK this has included several years teaching at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College’s Industrial Design Department. In addition, Andrew ran a unit at the Architectural Association for three years and lectured at University College London for over five years. In the US, he has been a visiting Professor at Washington University and regularly lectures at U.Penn. Andrew is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico Milano.
Andrew was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2011 and has taken on the role of Chairman as of June 2019. Working with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw; the Chairman’s Office is responsible for managing the practice's core design ethos, brand identity and working to build relationships and strengthen the profile of the practice around the world.
Andrew is a registered member of the AIA and RIBA and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006. He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows for Design in 2019. He is qualified as an architect in the UK and USA and has been with Grimshaw since 1986