Open main menu

John Hamilton Andrews (born 29 October 1933) 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]

John Andrews
Born (1933-10-29) 29 October 1933 (age 85)
Alma mater
PracticeJohn Andrews International



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.

Partial list of worksEdit

The following buildings designed either in part or in full by Andrews:[2]

Buildings designed either in part or in full by John Andrews
Building name Image Location Years
Heritage register(s) Notes
Adelaide railway station Adelaide 1985–1987 (redevelopment and construction of adjacent Adelaide Convention Centre)[3]
Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Canberra
Callam Offices Woden, Canberra 1977–1981
Cameron Offices   Belconnen, Canberra 1973–1976 Commonwealth Heritage List
(partially demolished)[4][5]
Hooker Tower Sydney central business district 1974
Hyatt Hotel Perth
King George Tower
(now NRMA House)
Sydney central business district 1976 [5][6]
Octagon Offices Parramatta
RMIT University Student Union and Library Melbourne City Centre (subsumed into Building 8)
World Trade Centre Melbourne
Africa Place, Expo 67 Montreal, Quebec 1967 [7]
CN Tower   Toronto 1973 (with WZMH Architects)
Scarborough College   Scarborough, Toronto 1963 [8]
South Residence, University of Guelph Guelph 1968
Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute complex   Scarborough, Toronto 1970
D. B. Weldon Library,
University of Western Ontario
  Toronto 1967
United States of America
Kent State University School of Art Kent, Ohio 1972
Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design   Cambridge, Massachusetts 1972
Intelsat headquarters (former)   Washington, D. C. 1988
Miami Seaport Passenger Terminal Miami, Florida 1970


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 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ Charlton, Ken (July 2017). "John Andrews (1933- )" (PDF). Australian Institute of Architects. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ John Andrews International Pty. Ltd (1984), Adelaide station environs redevelopment: design report 1984, John Andrews Int. P./L., retrieved 13 March 2019
  4. ^ "Cameron Offices (Wings 3, 4 and 5, and Bridge), Chandler St, Belconnen, ACT, Australia (Place ID 105410)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Cameron Offices 1968-1977 ACT". Docomomo Australia. 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  6. ^ "NRMA House". Emporis. 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  7. ^ Goad, Philip; Walker, Paul (28 May 2013). "Reconsidering John Andrews". Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  8. ^ "About Us".

External linksEdit