Andrew Hill is a Toronto-based designer, and educator born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been involved in Toronto’s design and architectural community for almost a decade while sitting as a regular external critic at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and Ryerson University.
Andrew studied Community Design and Urban Planning prior to obtaining a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters in Architecture at Dalhousie University. Shortly after starting his architectural journey, he worked closely with partners Bruce Kuwabara and Thomas Payne at KPMB. Andrew’s ability to carry through large complex projects from concept design to final construction drawings, allowed him to play a significant role in some of the firm’s key projects such as the Munk School of Global Affairs, Southcore Financial Centre, Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and the University of Lethbridge Science Building in Alberta. While working on such fast-paced detail-oriented projects, Andrew developed a myriad of representation techniques that would help achieve design excellence considering the many restraints such projects usually carry.
While training under such circumstances, Andrew was able to foresee problems long before they arise in building construction, and to avoid chasing trends that counter well-established building precepts. His vigorous training at KPMB also enabled him to co-found StudioAC with Jennifer Kudlats.