Andrew Burrell

Andrew Burrell (AA) Dip Arch, Dip UD+RP, FRIAS AoU
Chair of The Academy of Urbanism

Andrew studied architecture and planning at the Architectural Association in London and at the University of Edinburgh. He worked as a consultant in both the public and private sectors in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh prior to forming the UK’s first professionally-recognised architect/developer company.

He formed Kantel with a fellow architect in 1980 and is the founding director of The Burrell Company and its associated companies and subsidiaries. He has served on the boards of both public and private companies; as a trustee on several charitable trusts, including the Chair of the Alba and Cockburn Conservation Trusts, and as a Director of the Lighthouse Trust, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. He has been a Director of Architecture + Design Scotland, an Executive NDPB of the Scottish Government and is currently Chair of WASPS (a charity which develops studios for the creative sector, currently accommodating 1000 + tenants).

Over the past few years Andrew’s interest in housing led to his acting as Development Director for Sigma Capital (private rental sector) and for Places for People (largely affordable provision).

 Andrew lives in Edinburgh.