Award-winning and world renowned Australian architect John Andrews has died aged 88. The Australian Institute of Architects issued a statement on 28th March saying it was “saddened” by his passing.
Born in Sydney in 1933, Andrews was known internationally for his work in Canada, the United States and Australia.
John designed some iconic Australian buildings including Sydney’s King George Tower (1970), Garden Island Parking Structure (1980), Eugowra Farmhouse (1980), Little Bay Housing (1981), Perth’s Merlin Hotel (1983), the Sydney Convention Centre (1989), the World Trade Cen-tre and Hotel in Melbourne (1989), and the Veterinary Science complex for Sydney University (1995).
John also designed the Age of Fishes Museum right here in Canowindra which was built in 1998. The Age of Fishes Museum houses a huge collection of Devonian fish fossils that were found just outside Canowindra in 1955. The fossils at the museum are believed to be up to 360 million years old.
For some time John lived on his farm in Eugowra and was involved in Hamilton’s Bluff Vineyard on Longs Corner Road in Canowindra.
In 1980, he received the RAIA Gold Medal and he was also presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Sydney. The following year, Andrews was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to architecture.