The last of our recent recruitment contingent is Senior Architect Andrew McCreary. We now have a team of 15, the highest number in our history, and we warmly welcome Andrew to the practice.
Andrew comes to Xsquared Architects with a wealth of experience in Tasmania in all stages of architectural projects from initial concepts to completion across a wide range of project types, including single and multi-residential, commercial, education and defence.
Born and raised in Hobart, Andrew completed his Bachelor of Architecture with honours in Launceston at the University of Tasmania. Since graduating, Hobart has been home, where he is very attached to the size and familiarity of the place, and he values the close connection to both the Derwent River and kunanyi (Mt Wellington).
Andrew is well known within the local architectural profession; in part due to his previous service as a Chapter Councillor and Continuing Professional Development Committee member with the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and his attendance at many industry events. Continuous improvement is something Andrew strives to achieve in his work.
Driven by a desire to bring good design to everyone in the community, Andrew believes architecture is something everyone can relate to. “The built environment allows us to inhabit the world, it provides shelter, protects and motivates us and will ultimately outlive us. I am driven to promote good design to improve the lives of those who inhabit the spaces I design.”
Outside of work Andrew can be found in his garden growing dahlias and tulips, landscaping with random stone retaining walls and rockeries, at the local Resource Centre (Tip Shop) fossicking for salvaged building materials and sandstone, and at the local park with his boys. He also enjoys dabbling in photography and swimming at the beach in summer.
Top photo by Natasha Mulhall.