Andrew qualified and practised as an architect before taking up research, starting with a PhD on Richard Payne Knight and the theory of the picturesque. He has worked with archaeologists surveying a Byzantine settlement in Greece, and more recently on architectural theory.

Andrew is author and editor of several books. Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2002) has been translated into 23 languages including Chinese, Greek anf Hungarian. It is also available in an American edition with many more illustrations Brief Insights: Architecture (Sterling,2010). Key Buildings from Prehistory to the Present (Laurence King 2012) is avilable in English and Portuguese. Deleuze and Guattari for Architects (Routledge 2007) is available in English, Korean and Turkish, and will soon be available in French.