- Building Acoustics
BSc (Hons) MIOA
Andrew graduated from Huddersfield University in 2004 with a degree in Music Technology & Audio Systems, and after working in education for a number of years, returned to university in 2011 to undertake the IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.
Prior to life as an acoustician, Andrew worked in a secondary school providing technical support for the performing arts and music departments, as well as teaching some technical theatre. Other jobs have included boat builder, sound engineer, musician, nappy packer, and chicken masher.
Further to completing the Diploma, Andrew worked at Apex Acoustics where he learned the ‘nuts and bolts’ of being an acoustic consultant, carrying out surveys and testing, and contributing to a broad range of noise assessments and acoustic design projects.
Andrew joined WYG in 2015 and by 2017 was leading the building acoustics discipline, nurturing a growing team. However, the opportunity to join Sharps Redmore was too good to resist, and he joined at the end of 2017. Andrew was made an Associate of Sharps Redmore in 2021.
Project experience comprises numerous universities and schools, hotels and residential, offices, secure and sensitive developments, healthcare, and some specialist research facilities. Andrew also has provided acoustic advice for numerous projects looking to achieve sustainability credits.
Example projects would include a ballistics laboratory, clinical research facility, court videoconference rooms, civic accommodation in North Yorkshire, and a flagship new digital and performing arts campus in Leeds.
Andrew has had a diverse range of interests, including climbing, playing football, surfing, snowboarding, running, kayaking and sailing, but as the years progress, playing the piano prevails as a hobby, along with the inevitable onset of past-times such as DIY and gardening. The recent joy of fatherhood currently expends an entertaining amount of Andrew’s time and energy, but he aspires to sail around the world one day with the family.