Ian views architecture as a piece of a bigger urban design puzzle. While pursuing his Masters degree at Washington University in St. Louis, he experienced the birds-eye view of the world, seeing how different environments tether their many components together in the pursuit of cohesion. From St. Louis to Dallas to Johannesburg and various cities in Europe, his travels have informed how these pieces are different contextually. Originally from Oklahoma, his move to Chicago has fueled his passion for architecture, specifically its massive hulking structures from the 1920s that are relevant still today.
When he’s not ruminating over the minute details of finely-grained urbanism, Ian is giving back to his community by tutoring, acting as a mentor to future architects, and serving on the Associate Board for Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW).
If you could have one superpower: Shape-Shifting
If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life: Spaghetti and Meatballs with lots of Parmesan.
If there were one skill at which you could instantly become an expert, what would it be? Picking up Languages