Andrew Bock Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, QUT
Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Registered Architect Qld, 1991, (No 2519)
Bronze Medallion 2011, Patrol Captain, Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club
The Company was founded in September 2005. Operating from Sunshine Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Andrew Bock Architecture will undertake any scale of project- from carport to airport and everything in between, new building and renovations, residential and hospitality. All projects have one thing in common- they require problem solving and we apply the same process to all circumstances.
Andrew’s experience ranges over a 30+ year period commencing with a UQ Science degree in 1981 and then continuing to the part time Bachelor of Architecture course at then QIT in 1982, from 1985 in London and completing at QUT in 1989. He became a registered Architect in Queensland in 1991 and a Fellow of the RAIA in 2009.
Over his career Andrew has worked in all the Eastern State Capitals and in North Queensland, London, Finland and the Philippines in eight Practices ranging from small to Large scale. He has also travelled in Western Europe, Scandinavia, SE Asia, Fiji, NZ, Canada and the U.S. Consequently his experience has been very broadly based combining practical experience with sound Design principles and Quality and Management systems. The most formative years were with Bligh Voller Nield as an Associate from 1994 to 2004, where he was Project Architect for many RAIA award winning projects such as the Brisbane City YHA, Brisbane's Queen St Mall planning and performance spaces, QUT Gardens Point Yard and cafe, QUT School of the Built Environment, the Port of Brisbane Visitors Centre, USC Faculty of Arts Building, and the Lavarack Barracks Combined Messes and Bars for the Australian Army and the Hyatt Spa.
Other significant roles were as a key Design team member for the Sydney Olympics Athletes Village and post Olympics bid, Athens Olympics venues, Melbourne Docklands masterplanning, 100 Collins St Concept Design, Australian War Memorial renovations and Display design , Russell Defence Headquarters concept design team member. As one of the Practices' key conceptual Designers he was mobile and always busy working on the many bids and concept designs to pass through all of BVN's practices. Numerous multi residential and single residential projects were also conceived during his time with BVN and many of the skills developed working on the big things now inform the work on the little things.
Andrew’s design philosophies are based on creating beauty through pragmatism and can be characterized by understanding and addressing the needs of the Clients brief and the budget, designing appropriately for the place, site and climate, and considering the lifecycle and appropriateness of materials selected. Our intention is to create lasting solutions that will not date, will weather well and will provide value for money. Beautiful work will be a result of the careful and balanced application of these considerations.
Experience is essential. We draw on knowledge gained through years of practice and add to this when necessary through strategic collaborations with other local Architecture practices.
Our international, regional and local experience has matured our ability to undertake all facets of design and procurement and we have a vested interest in ensuring the sustainablity and quality of our Built Environment.