Ian heads up our Birmingham office, through the acquisition of Bournville Architects, the inhouse architectural studio of Bournville Village Trust (BVT), one of the largest and most respected Housing Trusts in the UK.
Ian has considerable experience in all sectors of the public, private and specialist housing sector including regeneration, new build and refurbishment projects. The development of sustainable communities through innovative design solutions is central to his ethos and he is a passionate advocate of the relationship between community, social integration and design.
He has also been driving research and development into:
• Modern methods of construction to realise previously non-viable development sites (Old Barn Road, Birmingham);
• Custom Build (Woodlands Demonstration Project, Telford) as an alternative to speculative housebuilding in the UK, and;
• Passive house design principles vs CfSH, Eco-Homes & BREEAM as more effective sustainable agenda against fuel poverty.
Ian is a Primary School Governor, Trustee of Rowheath Community Centre and sits on the advisory New Communities Group at the Town and Country Planning Association, the organisation originally set up by George Cadbury and Ebenezer Howard (amongst others) to promote the Garden City vision.