Ian is a Founding Director of ARM Architecture. He is recognised internationally for his design work, and has been a passionate teacher and writer on architecture and cities for three decades. His highest profile projects include the Melbourne Recital Centre, MTC Southbank Theatre, Hamer Hall Redevelopment, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre and Shrine of Remembrance Redevelopment. He is also an adjunct professor of architecture at RMIT and the University of Adelaide, and a former editor of Architecture Australia magazine. In 2016, Ian won the Gold Medal, the highest accolade awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects. He shares this honour with ARM Founding Directors Howard Raggatt and Stephen Ashton.
In 2001, he was awarded a Centenary Medal for his contribution to Australian architecture. Ian is a major supporter of the Melbourne arts community. He has sat on the Melbourne Festival Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of Lucy Guerin Inc. Dance Company. He is also a founder and convenor of the Dancing Architects philanthropy group.
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