London, United Kingdom
Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
Auckland, New Zealand
New York, New York
Principal, Global Client Leader
As a Principal and Design Leader with over 30 years of global experience, Ian has made an impression on the architectural landscape of Sydney. Previous to joining Woods Bagot, his experience included the design of a competition-winning commercial tower and transit hall at Wynyard Station as well as The Sandstone, which entailed the transformation of two historic buildings into a luxury hotel. Internationally, his experience included playing a key role in the reconstruction of the German Federal Parliament’s Reichstag Building in Berlin, the reinstatement of the City of London’s new Headquarters for Schroder’s Bank that involved integrating a Roman wall and Saxon ruins into the project, and a series of major retail projects throughout Harrods’ flagship store in London.
Drawn to landmark projects regardless of scale that highlight collaboration with local craftspeople, Ian often challenges himself in sectors in which he has not previously worked, giving way to a multifaceted portfolio spanning workplace, retail, residential, leisure and master planning projects in both Europe and Australia.
With lessons learned from these projects, he is dedicated to developing architecture’s future generations. Ian’s mentorship also extends to formal education where he has lectured at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions including Yale School of Architecture, Bartlett UCL University of London, TU Berlin, Universidad de Madrid, University of Melbourne and UTS Sydney.
He holds both a Diploma in Architecture with Distinction and a B.A. in Architecture with Honors from the University of Sheffield in England, as well as licensure from the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).