People Andrew Whalley


Andrew Whalley is Grimshaw's Chairman and represents the Office of the Chairman for all international projects. Andrew works closely with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw to cultivate relationships with clients and other institutions worldwide while managing the partnership's design approach, public relations and external communications. He has been an instrumental part of Grimshaw since the earliest days of the practice and has been Partner-in-charge of a diverse range of projects.

During his ten years in charge of the New York Office, Andrew established Grimshaw as one of the eight architectural practices eligible for major public projects in New York City under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Design Excellence Program. He has also led the development of the Grimshaw portfolio in the Middle East, setting up a Doha office in 2011.

Andrew has guided a series of international exhibitions of the partnership's work, most recently showcasing the work of Grimshaw’s Industrial Design Unit which he leads at a partnership level.

In addition to regular lecture appointments and contributions to academia, Andrew has written for books, magazines and journals and currently edits the Grimshaw research publication Blue. He is a registered member of the AIA and RIBA and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006.