Transport Urban Design Leader
Ian has a broad background in urban design and regeneration in the UK since the early 1990s. This started predominantly in housing-led urban renewal and residential architecture, but he has since developed a particular experience and interest in campus master planning, tertiary educational buildings, and the design of specialised activity precincts.
He moved to Western Australia in 2008 and his clients in the university sector have included some of the principal institutions in Perth: Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and the University of Western Australia (he was also employed by the UWA based Urban Design Centre). He led the prototype Specialised Activity Centre study for the UWA-QEII Medical Centre Precinct and the urban design strategy for a new knowledge precinct at Murdoch University, adjacent to the new Fiona Stanley Hospital. This was also the setting for the Western Australian Government’s first Activity Centre Structure Plan for the Murdoch Specialised Activity Centre, a 2013 publication in which he was instrumental.
During his career in Australia, Ian has also increasingly specialised in Transit Oriented Development and the design of Rapid Transit Infrastructure. He has led urban design commissions on emerging light rail projects in the cities of Canberra, Newcastle, and Perth and, since moving to Sydney in 2014, has been engaged on a wide range of flagship public transport projects driving urban regeneration initiatives across New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and other regional centres.
- BSc(Hons), MSc(UrbDes), MRTPI