When Andrew was asked if he would do a TEDx talk he jokingly said he would as long as it was about how the world of motorcycle racing taught him about the world of architecture. Although initially said for amusement, the more he reflected on his time on the racetrack and his time studying architecture the more he realised the synergies and that indeed his life experiences as an amateur motorcycle racer had taught him things about the world of architecture.
Andrew is an architect with a passion for motorcycles that is as deep as his passion for architecture. Life circumstances meant putting both passions into hibernation but he now runs his own architectural design practice with his wife Francoise and owns two motorbikes (and counting). He is a firm believer of the adage that the number of motorbikes a rider should own is n+1 where n is the number of motorbikes already owned.
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