One of the founders of CCD, Andrew joined his former partners in 1981 establishing Cresswell Cuttle and Dyke and following their retirement has been Managing Director since 1997.
After graduating from Liverpool University in 1976, he specialised in Health Authority and Building Conservation work before moving to Guernsey in 1977.
He extended his historic building skills working on many of the Island’s most important historic buildings including Castle Cornet, Sausmarez Manor, the Town Church and Maison Victor Hugo. For ten years he was Architectural Advisor to the Ancient Monuments Committee and the States Heritage Committee.
He re-introduced the regular use of traditional materials such as thatch, wattle and daub and lime mortar on historic buildings in Guernsey.
He continues to work on many historic farmhouses and other old buildings and is Buildings Advisor to the National Trust of Guernsey, a position he has held for nearly 30 years.
On the contemporary side, Andrew designed the widely acclaimed award-winning “L’Escargot” – probably the first truly contemporary house in Guernsey, and has followed that with a succession of outstanding bespoke houses in both contemporary and traditional styles, and been recognised with a number of Design and RIBA Awards.
Andrew believes strongly in the inter-relationship of Architecture and Landscape, and many of his buildings reflect this sensitivity to their surroundings.
The practice ethos has evolved so that Landscape Architecture forms an integral part of many projects. A good example of this is the new Les Bourgs Hospice which was completed within time and budget in 2012, and opened by HRH The Prince of Wales. His Royal Highness commented to the nurses that he has visited very many hospices, but Les Bourgs is the best he has ever seen!
During his career at CCD, Andrew has overseen over 3000 building projects, ranging from small domestic extensions to the largest private houses on the Island; doctors’ surgeries to the new hospice; farmhouses to manor houses; office blocks to museums.
He has had a direct role in the design of the majority of CCD’s projects during this time. He continues to be fully active in the practice, as well as regularly lecturing on a variety of architectural topics to a wide range of audiences.