1994-1998, 2002-2008. Associate Principal

Seattle office. Manager of India Operations.  

Andre had a primary responsibility of market leadership and coordinating international work, while also designing and managing many projects at the same time. Acting as the liaison between the client and team, he ensured open communication and clear translation of project goals across multiple project types.

As their Manager of India Operations for over 5 years, he had been instrumental in developing business in India, expanding a market base and organizing systems and resources to support the growth, supervising US$3-5 million in gross fees, making it one of their most profitable international markets.

As a liaison with IKEA Russia, Andre spent much time in IKEA's Moscow offices working in tandem with their brand facilitators and land bank specialists to problem solve conceptual retail center layouts to evaluate potential sites.

Andre also spent 3 consecutive months in Hong Kong as their representative in the offices of an associate architect to ensure quality of design and communications between all parties on a critical project.