Andrew Irvine of Launceston has passed away, leaving a legacy of urban design across the world | Examiner

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Growing up in northern Tasmania, it’s no stretch of the imagination to say that Andrew Irvine is an example to everyone that any kind of success is possible if you dare to dream. Landscape architect, city planner, father, brother and friend, Andrew passed away last week in his Denver, Colorado home surrounded by his beloved family – after a short but tough battle for health, this sister Kim Coote described as the one he was fighting and winning. “He was very stubborn and very determined,” she said. READ MORE: How a Train Became Deloraine’s Most Iconic Movie “Doctors didn’t think he spent the first 24 hours in the hospital, but he held on for weeks. He became the favorite from the doctor – he just had such an impact on all people. ” Growing up, Andrew attended various elementary schools before leaving Riverside High School in Grade 10. He and his sister Kim were the middle children, 13 months apart, described as being “very close” and doing a lot of silly things together. “He did several odd jobs after leaving school, as a chef he took care of weeding … he was a greenkeeper at a bowling club and at the Launceston Golf Club and I think that’s where he is. his love of landscaping and things was born. ” she said. “Mum and dad were great gardeners too, and all of that shaped him into who he was.” In his early twenties, Andrew returned and finished his studies, heading to Sydney to study landscape architecture and town planning at university. READ MORE: Thief behind bars for over $ 58,000 in crime By 1985 Andrew was back in Tasmania, where he had a chance meeting with Lisa Wingrove, whom he ended up marrying and having two children – William and Grace For Mrs. Wingrove, it was love at first sight. “I was working at Myer in Launceston, trying to make some money before going to college in Western Australia, and he [Andrew] walked in and started talking to one of my coworkers, and I was peering, “Ms. Wingrove said.” I went to my friend Lisa at the end of their conversation and said who was it – she was said Andrew Irvine and would I like to meet him, and I said I would. “A few encounters later they walked through the Cataract Gorge – where their first kiss took place, which Ms. Wingrove had described as a magical moment Living in Victoria and then New South Wales, the opportunity presented itself to move internationally – the family moved to Denver, Colo. so Andrew could pursue his career. READ MORE: Tasmanian youngest, first man to die after jab Andrew worked in urban design – Ms Wingrove describing her work as a large-scale vision of the city, examining the impact of the built environment on health outcomes, and how space can be used to improve life of the people who live there. Some of his most significant projects, in Australia and abroad, include work on the Docklands and Wattle Grove project, as well as the Burj Khalifa urban setting in Dubai and assistance with the Kigali master plan in Rwanda – the first master plan for an African city. It is the love for his family and his employers that will be his lasting legacy. Stantec Senior Vice President Joshua Gould described Andrew as someone who brought a zest for life to every interaction. “Andrew loved people, he was energized by the design process and used his creative talents to imagine and design a world that uplifted people,” he said. READ MORE: One of the best cops in the state retires after four decades “He would also be very proud to know that his impact will continue to be felt for many years to come and across many continents as we continue to keep working and that many of us use the skills he taught us. ” A scholarship foundation is being established with the Australian Institution of Landscape Architects, to continue Andrew’s work inspiring the next generation. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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