Discipline Director and Project Principal
One of Buro Happold’s partners, Ian has been linked to Buro Happold since university: he trained as an architect under our founder, Sir Edward ‘Ted’ Happold.
Keen on the application of multi-disciplinary working, Ian is renowned for his close collaboration with architects. He counts himself among the privileged few in engineering to have worked with some of the world’s most prolific and influential architects such as Foster+Partners, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Snohetta and Henning Larsen.
Through the strategic application of a range of engineering disciplines Ian is able to address many of the concerns that face the modern built environment. His collaboration with our facade engineers, specialist lighting and acoustic designers, building physicists and crowd flow specialists results in the delivery of built environments of the highest quality.
Bringing together a range of expert disciplines to support architects and core skills, Ian is acutely aware of the complex demands that often face building construction.
The exacting standards of high quality designers dovetail seamlessly with his work in providing the ideal solution to specific engineering challenges. Often, the buildings that Ian and his team face are of complex form or require a deep understanding of environmental sustainability.