Andrew is an architect and urban planner with a wealth of construction experience from across the globe. He has worked with various local communities from Johannesburg's townships, and slums in Kampala to the downtown quarters of Vancouver. He has won multiple global awards for the impact of his work including Architecture for Humanity, and Holcim Award for Sustainable Architecture.
Andrew was competitively selected as a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, the inaugural year of the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative, and a YALI grant winner, part of the U.S. African Development Foundation’s youth entrepreneurship portfolio.
He founded and runs an urban development program and architecture practice in East Africa that focus on engaging families in developing low-cost sustainable, climate-smart homes and shelter solutions. Andrew desires to see a world where low-income families can also live in climate resilient, energy-efficient houses.
Andrew is currently piloting an award winning, innovative teaching method that utilizes local culture to demystify the relevance of mathematics to disadvantaged rural-based, children/students.