Andy Watts

Future Leaders Committee, United Kingdom

Grimshaw Architects, Director of Design Technology | Sydney, Australia


As Grimshaw’s Director of Design Technology, Andy oversees the application and exploration of innovative technological approaches across the practice’s global studios. Driving forward a digital transformation across Grimshaw, Andy spearheads the implementation of computational design, BIM, virtual and augmented reality technology, data-driven intelligence and DfMA in design projects across sectors and scales.

In addition to integrated project work, Andy and his team also lead Grimshaw’s research and innovation agenda, carrying out leading-edge practice-based studies into digital technology, engaging with the wider industry and discourse. Andy is also on the organising committee for the London VR/AR User Group which offers a platform to share Grimshaw’s leading knowledge in the field of VR with other architectural firms.

Andy’s extensive professional and academic experience has led…

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Andy Watts


Future Leaders Committee, United Kingdom (Board Member 2022 – Present)