Andrew Simpson is trained as an architect and interior designer and integrates both disciplines in over 20 years in practice. Andrew was educated at Harvard, Melbourne, RMIT and Manchester Universities. He is the recipient of the Ideas National Emerging Designer Award, the Harvard University Kevin V. Kieran Prize and Edward and Penelope Billson Award, graduating dux of the master and degree programs from these respective universities. He was a Diploma Unit Master at London's Architecture Association, and taught design at Harvard, Melbourne School of Design and RMIT. He has worked as a publication consultant to the Office of Victorian Government Architect. In 2005 he was engaged by Monash University to coordinate a feasibility study into the development of courses in architecture and the built environment disciplines and subsequently held a position as Senior Lecturer in Architecture.
Simona is an architectural graduate. She completed her Masters of Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design, graduating with first class honours, and has studied abroad at the University of Stuttgart and University of Gothenburg. During her graduate studies, Simona was the recipient of Dean’s Honours awards for academic achievement in 2013 and 2015 and was nominated for the AIA Bates Smart Graduate Prize. She has also tutored in design at Melbourne University and has had work published in multiple publications including Melbourne University’s Inflection Journal. Prior to joining ASA, Simona had worked on a variety of projects at different stages ranging from furniture design, retail and single family residential projects to larger scale townhouse and apartment projects. She has had extensive experience in all stages of the design process from initial concept design, planning, documentation and project delivery and is currently the project leader for multiple residential and commercial projects.