Andrew Schmidt

Andrew Schmidt


Principal, Public Buildings, North America

Andrew is a dynamic architect and experienced leader who specializes in complex project delivery. Since joining NORR in 2003, Andrew has applied his design and project management skills in multiple market sectors across Public Buildings, Justice, Education, Health Sciences, Commercial and Transportation. He collaborates with high-profile clients including the House of Commons, Canadian Border Service Agency and the Ministry of the Attorney General, and his work has been recognized with prestigious awards. Some of his notable projects include: The Wellington Building, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre and the Canadian Plaza at the Peace Bridge.

In his role as Principal, Public Buildings, Andrew is responsible for leading large multi-disciplinary teams of architects, engineers, planners and designers, focused on creating viable solutions for both rehabilitation and new construction projects. He has a strong connection and passion for material research and novel techniques for fabrication and composite assemblies. As an advocate for forest stewardship, environmental responsibility and reducing carbon footprints, Andrew has ventured into off-site fabrication modular alternatives and site fabrication strategies in the design process to increase quality and reduce cost, time to fabricate and the environmental impact of construction.

Andrew takes pride in embracing graphic digital imaging to explain, coordinate and deliver high-performance technical execution. He is fully committed to high standards of project innovation, emerging construction methods and craftsmanship. He instills these virtues within his team.