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Callum Offices by John Andrews. Photo: Darren Bradley
Callum Offices by John Andrews. Photo: Darren Bradley

Iconic Architecture

Known for his bold, brutalist designs, John Andrews AO is one of Australia’s most internationally renowned architects.

Andrews was born in Sydney (1933), graduated from the University of Sydney (1956) and gained a scholarship to complete a Masters of Architecture program at Harvard University. After graduating Andrews worked in Toronto until 1962, when he established John Andrews Architects in Toronto. He returned to Sydney in 1972, renaming the company John Andrews International.

John Andrews is a key practitioner of the late twentieth century brutalist and late twentieth century late modern styles. His key buildings in Australia are the Cameron Offices (Canberra) and the American Express Tower, Sydney (1976).

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