When the state government decided to sink the rail line through Subiaco to unify the town centre and create capacity for new communities and economies – in turn bringing about Perth’s first true TOD – Andrew Howe was at the forefront of designing its planning and delivery framework.
This followed his earlier award-winning urban design work for the East Perth Redevelopment, and as they say, the rest is history. Today, having worked on numerous revitalisation projects – from large scale city projects to small regional towns, infrastructure-led delivery to transit oriented places, as a redevelopment and urban design expert. Andrew is a strategic thinker who brings together finely tuned technical skills and delivery experience, enabling creative ideas to land in practical execution.
His depth of knowledge around commercial drivers, persistent yet practical approach, ability to think on his feet and commitment to working authentically with local communities to realise their place potential has enabled him to break new ground in areas such as developing planning controls, raising urban design standards and embedding place making principles into management of billion-dollar assets.
Into the future, Andrew sees that planners and designers will need to more deliberately orientate thinking toward new drivers for commercial activity and employment generation as the internet and automation continues to shake up life as we know it.