GUARDINGDESIGN

Imagine working with a partner who liberates you to spend more time on design, and your client.

GUARDINGPEOPLE

Our smarter Acrhitects and Engineers work in smarter offices with smarter consultants on smarter projects.

GUARDINGLEGACIES

Taking action every day, we collaborate with our clients by connecting technology with creativity in order to build your living Legacies.

Collaborating to transform your vision into a living legacy

ABOUT US

Andrew Frost is widely regarded as an industry leader in virtual teaming, culture, technology, innovation, and collaboration.

Steve Read is a thought leader who is working with the world’s elite consultancy firms, involved in digital twins, architecture, development, engineering, and construction.

PIONEERING SPIRIT

Did you know Andrew Frost was the pioneer of Architectural Outsourcing in Australia?

Think back to 2004 if you can, it was back in 2004 that Athens hosted the summer Olympics and Andrew Frost was out pounding the streets.

At this time strategic relationships were formed with the leading Architectural practices and Vanguard Freadman is still working with these practices today. “We must be doing something right, apart from undercharging”.

Together Andrew and Steve bring over 60 years of construction industry experience, adding unique value to your projects.

LEGACIES

When partnering with Vanguard Freadman we guard our philosophy of,

“Collaborating to transform your design into a living legacy”

3 LIVING LEGACIES

Long lists of projects are boring, so here is a microscopic snapshot of just 3 living legacies the many safe pairs of hands in our team have guarded and brought to life.

  • Sydney Opera House VAPS

  • Hong Kong Airport

  • London Underground

Taking action every day, we collaborate with our clients by connecting technology with creativity in order to build your  living Legacies.

We all have the ability to create impact, we see this through design, families, wealth, companies and charity.

Whatever you want your legacy to be, don’t wait till you leave this world forever to have it realised.

“Vanguard Freadman is your living legacy building partner”

WHY THE NAME?

Vanguard = is defined as a group of smarter people leading the way in new developments, technology, or ideas. 

Freadman = Founded by partners with 60 plus years of combined industry experience who have been ‘fread’ to create your living legacies in a revolutionary new way.

GUARDING DESIGN

Imagine working with a partner who liberates you to spend more time sculpting the design.

Our clients tell us that making better use of technology allows them to focus on the overall design and creativity.

Our clients easily see their designs develop, test options and we can add detail and even add metadata as the project progresses.

Our smarter technical expertise helps us guard your design whilst staying on budget and within programme in an industry that is not made for the weak in spirit.

GUARDING PEOPLE

Working with the best practices and firms around the globe, on some of the most iconic, legacy projects, has not bound us to the rules of the past. 

We’ll always look for ways to innovate, reduce workload and add profitability. 

We do this keeping people as our focus to improve the quality of life of our clients, colleagues, staff, and partners.

We Invest in our people.

our smarter Architects and Engineers

work in smarter offices

with smarter consultants

on smarter projects.

Our passion for our people is founded in connecting top talent in the developing country of Vietnam with the very best of western world opportunities.

GUARDING LEGACIES

“Collaborating to transform your design into a living legacy”

Living legacies are not just left behind, they are being lived every day and will continue to always thrive.

Taking action every day, we collaborate with our clients by connecting technology with creativity in order to build your living Legacies.

We all have the ability to create impact, we see this through design, families, wealth, companies and charity.

Whatever you want your legacy to be, don’t wait till you leave this world forever to have it realised.

Vanguard Freadman is your legacy building partner.

WHY VANGUARD FREADMAN?

Freedom

family

More freedom with allocating their time for work and family.

Security

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Greater security, profitability, and certainty of costs. 

Confidence

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Increased confidence to pursue more projects increasing income. 

Our clients look to us for more than our technical skills. They want us to help them unlock the real value of their business and supporting them to build their living legacies.

ALPHA AND OMEGA (what’s this?)

It began with Alpha (first letter in Greek Alphabet) Way back in 2004 during the Athens Olympics.

It continues and doesn’t end with Omega (Last letter in Greek Alphabet) with Vanguard Freadman collaborating to transform your design into living legacies

Vanguard Freadman is helping our clients in the beginning and at the end of projects, collaborating to transform your design into a living legacy.

We will guard your design by deploying the smarter use of technology allowing for greater focus on your overall design and creativity.

Imagine having a team who can collaborate with you during the design’s development, testing options all the while adding details and metadata as your project matures.

ALPHA

OMEGA

Our clients tell us that open collaboration at the beginning and the end of the design phases helps with:

  • Resolution of complex design issues.
  • Reduction of risks.
  • Encouragement of innovation.
  • Incubation of solutions and efficiencies.

Vanguard Freadman is your legacy building partner.

Our Core Services

Vanguard is your leading project delivery partner, for ease we have listed below our core services. Please get in touch if you have a bespoke requirement.

Modelling – All Disciplines (Architecture, MEPF, Civil)
– All Design Stages (DA, DD, CD, CC & As Builds)
Documentation – All Disciplines (Architecture, MEPF, Civil)
– Drawing Production & Scheduling
BIM – BIM Management
– Content Creation, Authoring & Policing
– 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D & 6D
– Training
– Strategy and Implementation
– Scripting, algorithms and computational design
Digital Twin – Implementation across all sectors
– Enable dynamic digital twin platforms
– Auditing and Standardisation of all digital models to enable digital twinning

We specialize in the following software:

OUR PEOPLE

Andrew Frost

Principal

Andrew Frost

Principal and Co-Founder

With over 30 years of industry experience Andrew has completed well over 300 projects together with Steve Read, including:

  • - Sydney Opera House VAPS
  • - North West Rail Link
  • - North Shore Hospital

Andrew guards the growth, energy, strategy, success, and culture of Vanguard Freadman. Andrew embodies our beliefs of:

  • -Guarding Design.
  • -Guarding Legacies.
  • -Guarding People.

Andrew is a passionate thought leader focussed on culture, mindset, kindness, and people. Andrew takes great joy from the legacy of positive global impact Vanguard Freadman is building year on year.

Andrew is a skilled listener with a reputation for his strong leadership, action, and innovation.

Andrew has partnered in the delivery of well over $25B worth of projects through Design and Construction phases. These legacy projects were completed with world’s leading consultants and organisations globally.

Andrew is our lead corporate spokesperson and is often called upon to speak on topics such as.

  • -The lies software companies tell you about digital twins.
  • -What is a corporate self-image? Why is it so important?
  • -The collaborative digital direction of the construction industry.

Wisdom from my Gandma

“We are the stories we tell ourselves”

Andrew Frost

Co-Founder and Principal at Vanguard Freadman

If you are not already connected with Andrew, he is best reached on linkedin or simply email him at hello@vanguardfreadman.com

Steve Read

Principal

Steve Read

Principal and Co-Founder

With over 30 years of industry experience Steve has completed well over 300 projects together with Andrew Frost, including:

  • - Sydney Opera House VAPS
  • - North West Rail Link
  • - North Shore Hospital

Steve guards our standards, communication, excellence, and absence of a victim mentality. Steve embodies our beliefs of:

  • -Guarding Design.
  • -Guarding Legacies.
  • -Guarding People.

Over many years, Steve has built and implemented a comprehensive system for delivery, collaboration, QA, data management, modelling and drawing standards.

Steve is a pioneer in the multidisciplinary digital delivery of legacy projects. Globally Steve is driving this change by creating a digital delivery culture that can concurrently develop design in a live collaborative platform.

This allows us to best document and present your designs in the most effective digital delivery manner.

As a Principal, Steve’s mentoring of our associates whilst still maintaining his involvement in projects. Blessed with extensive on-site construction knowledge, detailing and coordination Steve brings a practical approach to design and detailing, and his thoroughness for managing projects is appreciated by all our clients and staff.

Steve is widely regarded as a thought leader in the understanding of BIM technology, smart buildings, and digital twins. Steve has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally addressing topics such as,

  • -Multidisciplinary Digital Delivery.
  • -Parametric Modelling.
  • -Delivery of the Digital Twin for the Hong Kong International Airport.

“We must exceed our client’s expectations, there is no room for complacency”

Steve Read

Co-Founder and Principal at Vanguard Freadman 

If you are not already connected with Steve, he is best reached on linkedin or simply email him at hello@vanguardfreadman.com

Gia Buu

Associate

Gia Buu

Associate

Gia Buu has delivered with Le Thao, Andrew Frost and Steve Read on well over 150 projects in his career to date.

Gia Buu is a leading architect with over 15 years’ experience delivering legacy projects globally. Buu is passionate about connecting our top talent in the developing country of Vietnam with the very best of western world opportunities.

Buu has a unique blend of empathy, accuracy and dedication making him an excellent leader who draws his team leaders along with him ensuring excellence in every project.

Buu has a proven delivery track record having built and managing the teams of architects that have delivered many complex projects like Crown Sydney for example. Vanguard Freadman is very proud to have Buu as an associate.

“Three things that will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love”

Gia Buu

Associate at Vanguard Freadman

If you are not already connected with Buu, he is best reached on linkedin or simply email him at hello@vanguardfreadman.com

Le Thao

Associate

Le Thao

Associate

Le Thao has delivered with Gia Buu, Andrew Frost and Steve Read on well over 180 projects in her career to date.

Le Thao completed her Architecture degree in 1997. For 20 years Le Thao has been leading teams of Architects delivering legacy projects. Le Thao has been responsible for the delivery of so many legacy projects here a 3 of many:

  • -North West Rail Link
  • -Hong Kong Viaduct
  • -Cross Rail Link

Le Thao is a passionate ambassador about connecting our top talent in the developing country of Vietnam with the very best of western world opportunities.

Le Thao has a unique ability to solve complex geometry utilising parametric modelling whilst drawing on her extensive experience.

Vanguard Freadman is very proud to have Le Thao as an associate.

“as above, so below as within so without”

Le Thao

Associate at Vanguard Freadman 

Dean Marsh

Architectural Manager

Dean Marsh

Architectural Manager

Dean Marsh has delivered over 200 projects in his career to date with, Gia Buu, Le Thao, Andrew Frost and Steve Read.

Dean Marsh completed his study in 1993. For 25 years Dean Marsh has been leading teams of Architects delivering legacy projects around the globe. Dean Marsh has been responsible for the delivery of so many legacy projects here a 3 of the many:

  • -North Ho Chi Minh City Metro
  • -Terminal 5 Heathrow
  • -Cross Rail Link Brisbane

Dean is a passionate about guarding people and working with the best practices and firms around the globe.

Dean is mentoring our architects whilst still maintaining his involvement in projects. Having completed large legacy project for many years Dean has extensive on-site construction knowledge, detailing and coordination abilities.

Dean is widely regarded as an industry leader in Multidisciplinary Digital Delivery having led teams of Engineers and Architects successfully on Mega Legacy Projects.

Vanguard Freadman is very proud to have Dean Marsh as an Archtectural Manager.

“Design is so simple, that’s why it’s so complicated”

Dean Marsh
Dean Marsh at Vanguard Freadman

Bui Quoc Dung

Architectural Manager

Bui Quoc Dung

Architectural Manager

Dung has been leading teams of Architects delivering legacy projects who has been with us since day 1.

Dung leads his team by example, often called upon to deliver complex projects within tight deadlines.

Dung is a passionate custodian of our culture who has no space for ‘victim mentality’

Vanguard Freadman is very proud to have Dung as a foundation legacy building employee.

“When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.”

BUI QUOC DUNG

Architectural at Vanguard Freadman

Bui Quoc Dung

Architectural Manager

Dung has been leading teams of Architects delivering legacy projects who has been with us since day 1.

Dung leads his team by example, often called upon to deliver complex projects within tight deadlines.

Dung is a passionate custodian of our culture who has no space for ‘victim mentality’

Vanguard Freadman is very proud to have Dung as a foundation legacy building employee.

“When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.”

BUI QUOC DUNG

Architectural at Vanguard Freadman

Quoc Thong

Architecture Technician

Quoc Thong

Architectural Technician (Quality)

Quoc Thong is a talented Architect who guards design day in day out. Thong has carved a niche in the design of quality mixed developments working with repeat clients across all design stages.

Thong importantly overseas the quality practices of our project architect, providing advice, feedback, and assistance. Thong is loved and respected by our clients and colleagues.

“The world is already yours - why try to conquer it?

BUI QUOC DUNG

Architectural Technician at Vanguard Freadman

Vanguard Freadman

Vanguard Freadman

Our Wider Vanguard Family

We want to acknowledge our Vanguard family, we are so grateful to the hundreds of people that make up our staff, loved ones and wider families. Your efforts, dedication, energy, support, and professionalism are very much appreciated by Andrew Frost and Steve Read.

Our clients also demonstrate their gratitude by repeatedly putting their trust in Vanguard Freadman in project after repeated project.

Together we will continue to:

“Collaborating to transform your design into a living legacy”

Vanguard Freadman Family

CONTACT US NOW

Sydney
50 Yeo Street
Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Australia

Ho Chi Minh City
SGR Building, 4th floor,
167-169 Dien Bien Phu street,
Da Kao ward, District 1, HCMC
Vietnam