Andrew Allan BSc (Hons) C.BuildE MCABE – Owner

Andrew AllanAndrew started his career in 1996 with home improvement and glazing experts CR Smith based in Dunfermline, initially employed as a trainee architectural technician.

Under the close guidance of his mentor and Managing Director, Ian MacFarlane, Andrew was trained in many disciplines at CR Smith to compliment his growing architectural knowledge. CR Smith also funded Andrew’s education where he achieved an array of architectural qualifications and Construction Management. This was the first step for Andrew into management where CR Smith rewarded Andrews commitment by promoting him to Drawing Office Manager.

After a highly successful and enjoyable eight and a half years at CR Smith, Andrew moved to Perth and Kinross Council as a Building Standards Inspector. PKC quickly recognized his potential and promoted him to Building Standards Surveyor. This move also allowed Andrew the opportunity to further his education and studied part time at Glasgow Caledonian University where he gained his honours degree in Building Standards Surveying.

The next step on his career path has seen him move closer to home and a more senior post as Building Standards Surveyor for Fife Council. Although technically the same job role, the size, complexity and financial scale of projects in ever expanding West Fife meant Andrew was responsible for notable proejcts including; Carnegie Primary School, Redevelopment of Carnegie Leisure Centre, Stephens Bakery, Innovation Housing Showcase, Dunfermline/Rosyth Fire Station, Rolls Royce Factory, Tesco Extra Superstore as well as several of the large housing developments around Duloch.

Andrew acknowledges Fife Councils support and commitment to further development and received his highest accolade by being awarded Chartership to the Association of Building Engineers.¬†However, it was always Andrew’s ambition and desire to return to architecture and form his own architectural practice and in 2012 Andrew Allan Architecture was founded.

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