Fiction Gallery: Andre Woollie

Gallery Fiction: Andre Woollie Associates

Do you know anyone like Andre Woollie? Mr smooth operator!

Andre-WoollieI was told the other day that if anyone hosts a corporate function that includes government agencies chiefs, developer big boys and include the local architectural design type consultants, and you can be guaranteed that  there will always be an Andre Wollie in attendance.

Apparently guys such as Andre Woollie are just the men for any project. Everyone knows that Andre Wollie Associates are currently seen as the trend setting consultants for the new modern city places. Their success is an example of good marketing despite the reality of just how ordinary their work is.

I was told that firms such as Andre Wollie Associates are in demand by agencies managers who have close ties to their architecture developer mates. They recognise the wonderful co-operative approach always taken by the Andre Wollie Associates in delivering just the right layers of green wash to any project.

These outcomes and their associated marketing spin, continues to prop up the developer-architecture lobby in their quest for dominance of the local development agencies. Such is the norm for things in the city’s property development circles.

Andre Wollie has spent much time being in the right place at the right time and befriending all these ‘right’ people. People such as Andre appear on boards and committees to influence all sorts of policy outcomes and projects.

The Andre Wollie Associates of this world are constantly winning accolades. They know how to work the system. No matter how ordinary their projects, Andre Wollie Associates can create enough marketing spin to convince the media that their work is the next best thing for society.

Andre Wollie Associates have many media friends who are capable of writing project porn about how Andre Wollie Associates are so wonderful.

All major cities have their own Andre Woollie firms. These firms dominate the inner city local projects at the exclusion of so many other hard-working and dedicated practitioners. Andre Wollie Associates are usually in the press either advising government agencies or just letting the public know that they should be appreciative of the marvelous projects.

Be on your guard when you attend your next corporate function, the likes of Andre Wollie will be there. If you are a potential client or a government agency manager, an Andre Wollie will be your ‘best friend’ (for now). You will be so impressed by how engaged he is, how knowledgeable he is, and how much in touch he is with the projects you are thinking about implementing.

And yes, I am sure the boys of Andre Wollie Associates all have little up-tight beards. It’s the fashion today and Andre Wollie and friends  are the copiers of things trendy!

Nothing truly original has ever come from the likes of Andre Wollie Associates. We have all been warned.


All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

This post is part of an ongoing series of fictional characters being developed for a series of stories, yet to be titled.

to see more of these fictional characters – click on Gallery Fiction under categories at the bottom of each page.


Paul Costigan, 7 May 2014


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