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Andrews, John (1933– ). Australian-born architect, who established his reputation with Scarborough College, University of Toronto (1962–9): the latter is a megastructure, employing the raw materials and chunky forms of New Brutalism with a large internal street. He also designed the Student Housing Complex, Guelph University (1965–8), and the CN Tower (1975), both in Ontario, during his time in Canada. His Gund Hall Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (1968) was hailed by Philip Johnson as one of the six ‘greatest buildings’ of C20, although its huge studio-space and large areas of glass created many practical problems associated with use. Later buildings in Australia include the American Express Tower, Sydney (1976), in which a service-tower forms one of the corners of the triangular plan, while solar glare is controlled by a light tubular structure supporting the anti-sun glass. He designed several large buildings for universities, including the Chemical Engineering Building of the University of Queensland (1976), and the School of Australian Environmental Studies (1978), at Griffith University, near Brisbane. His Merlin Hotel, Perth (1984), has a cruciform plan with huge atria and courts. His Intelsat Building, Washington, DC (1988), attracted considerable praise.
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