Ian has been a registered architect since 1996 working in mainly commercial areas from large scale residential to highrise office towers. Prior to registration Ian worked in the design industry as a technician and design assistant gaining experience in Sydney and London.
He has been involved with projects as diverse as a Balinese inspired village in Cairns to the restoration of Art Deco cinemas. Ian has an abiding faith in the power of details and their essential contribution to architectural quality.
He also has a long established interest in architectural colour and cognition, returning to study interior design in 1999 with an emphasis on these two intrinsic aspects of the spatial environment. Ian’s previous experience in Defence work where materials selection and robust detailing are the norm informs Crossley Architects detailing of difficult marine aquarium environments.
His personal architectural philosophy leans towards what some describe as Critical Regionalism; a fusion of site specifics and modern forms as pioneered by designers such as Glenn Murcutt, Luis Barrigan and Rafael Moneo.
Ian joined Crossley Architects in late 2015 and as senior architect his experience and design sensitivity provide critical guidance within the company’s highly specialised design portfolio.