Ian joined the practice in 1997 between his degree and Diploma studies and was a key member of a Cartwright Pickard team working with Michael Hopkins and Partners on the new DSS Headquarters in Washington and Newcastle, a PFI contract with a value of £126 million.
After completing his architectural education in 2000, Ian rejoined the practice and played a key role in establishing the Leeds office. He has worked on and managed a variety of projects across a range of sectors including residential, leisure, education and workplace. He has a particular interest in the nature of construction and the use of innovative techniques such as off-site prefabrication.
Ian was a senior member of the teams designing and delivering award-winning Civic Offices at Wakefield and Doncaster Council’s new Civic Offices. Both are BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and the Wakefield Civic Office was awarded ‘Best Corporate Workspace in the North’ by the British Council for Offices.
Ian has been involved in delivering several mixed use and hotel projects for the practice including a £9.4 million mixed use development on High Fisher Gate in Doncaster comprising a 140 bedroom hotel over retail and commercial space and a sustainable housing and workspace scheme at Allerton Bywater.
He is currently part of the team for the development of Yarm School in North Yorkshire.