Andy Fergus is a design advocate at the City of Melbourne, co-director of Melbourne Architours and teaches at the Melbourne School of Design in the Masters of Architecture program. Andy’s primary role comprises design negotiation on major projects and leads the development of design excellence policy in central Melbourne, including the recent Central Melbourne Design Guide. This advocacy and regulatory focus is balanced with a design advisory role for Nightingale Housing and an ongoing research focus on citizen led urban development models in Northern Europe.
Andy’s multidisciplinary background encompasses urban design, urban planning and architecture, reflecting experience and interest across all scales of the urban environment. With current and past roles in government, nonprofit, private sector urban design, architectural practice and activism, Andy brings a strong understanding of the value and limitations of both top-down and bottom-up approaches to urbanism.