Andy Harper

Principal, Construction Administrator

Savannah College of Art & Design

Andy joined Court Atkins Group in 2012, bringing over 20 years of industry experience in all phases of design and construction. A SCAD graduate with a master’s degree from the School of Architecture, Andy began his architecture career in Vail, later opening his own studio near Lake Oconee, Georgia, before returning to the Lowcountry. While building his career, Andy has also built an incredible family with his wife, Joy, and they are raising their son and daughter in Savannah.

Describe your process:  Every project will have challenges and opportunities during construction. Architectural construction administration during that process is like having a tailored suit. The plans are complete and construction is underway, but by making adjustments and little alterations along the way to resolve or capture added design opportunities while maintaining the original design intent, you can give it that next level of custom fit.

Quote relevant to your work life:  “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt

What is that life changing song or album:  Amazing Grace

Who is the best movie villain:  John Doe, Se7en

What is the next thing on your bucket list:  A “rite of passage” adventure trip with my teenage son challenging the mind, body, and spirit.

Where would you relocate if you were forced to leave the country:  New Zealand, lost somewhere in the mountains, beaches, and fjords of the South Island.