Andrews, John Hamilton

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Andrews, John Hamilton

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John Hamilton Andrews was born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia October 29, 1933. He received his B. Arch from the University of Sydney in 1956 and the Masters of Architecture from Harvard University in 1958. He moved to Toronto, after submitting a proposal to the international competition for Toronto City Hall where he was selected as a finalist. He lost but joined the Toronto firm John B. Parkin Associates and worked on the city hall project. In 1962 he left that firm in 1962 to become the chairman of the University of Toronto's architecture program, a position he held until 1967. In 1962 he also established John Andrews Architects.
He has worked on the design of the University of Toronto's Scarborough campus. In 1967 he designed Africa Place as part of Expo 67 in Montreal. In 968 Andrews won the commission to design Gund Hall, a new building at Harvard University. His firm served as design architects on the multidisciplinary team that designed Toronto's CN Tower from 1976 to 2007.
In 1973 Andrews expanded his practice into his native Australia, where it was transformed into John Andrews International Pty Ltd.
He has received many honours including: a Centennial Medal (Canada); a Massey Medal (Canada); the Arnold Brunner Award, National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.); and an Ontario Association of Architects 25 Year Award for Scarborough College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), and a recipient of the RAIA Gold Medal and of an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.


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