Andy studied Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds and Architecture at the University of Liverpool. Given this background, the majority of Andy’s career has been spent working at the interface between architecture and engineering and he has been involved in the design of many high profile, complex buildings incorporating significant levels of technical innovation.
Prior to setting up in practice, Andy worked for the internationally renowned firm of Ove Arup & Partners for fifteen years, rising to the position of director and leading numerous multi-disciplinary building design teams. Since 2004 Andy has been committed to establishing Andy Foster Architects (and now Raise Architects) as a local practice with multiple offices and a reputation for it’s talented teams and strong design credentials. Andy has taught and lectured widely and is currently a member of the Cheshire West & Chester Design Review Panel and a Design Council Built Environment Expert.
BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), BArch(Hons), CEng, MIStructE, ARB, RIBA, FRSA