Andrew Gillespie

Part II Architectural Assistant

MA(Hons), MArch

Andrew first joined HTA in 2015 and is now a Part II Architectural Assistant currently working on Greenford Green in Ealing.

He began his studies at the University of Edinburgh completing them at the University of Strathclyde with a research semester at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. As a student, Andrew was nominated for RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal for best Scottish student for his thesis project in the Chilean desert and was also awarded the Professor Charles Gourlay Memorial Prize. He was president of the University of Strathclyde’s student society A@131 and has returned to the school as an invited guest critic to the undergraduate honours year.

Andrew previously worked for McGinlay Bell architects on a number of religious and arts projects including the restoration of Gillespie Kidd and Coia’s modernist St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross led by the arts charity NVA. Prior to that, he worked for LDN Architects for two years on schemes varying from a private secondary school, to a lighthouse and a low-cost velodrome.

At HTA, Andrew has been involved in projects throughout the UK including the masterplanning of six sites at Dundashill in Glasgow, the initial design stages of 177 apartments at Dundee Waterfront and the development of 52 homes at Ballards Lane in Finchley. In the private-rent led masterplan for 1965 new homes at Greenford Green in Ealing, Andrew has worked on the planning stages of Block 2 in collaboration with Hawkins/Brown, the detailed design stage for Block 5 and is now developing its interior design package.

Andrew is co-founder of Forum, a network event for young professionals, in Edinburgh, discussing contemporary issues relating to the construction industry and built environment. He is also a student council member for the Edinburgh Architectural Association.