Ian is a Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the GSD, Harvard College, and RISD.
Ian studied architecture at the GSD where he received a M. Arch I AP with Distinction, the James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize, and the AIA Henry Adams Medal. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with High Honors from the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design where he was awarded the Departmental Citation .
Ian is a design principal at the design-build company Type Five Inc., as well as partner and cofounder of speculative architecture practice i.e. studio. He has practiced with Barkow Leibinger, Certain Measures, Höweler + Yoon, Lundberg Design, Jensen Architects, and Shubin Donaldson.
Ian was previously a 2020-21 Irving Innovation Fellow, the Lead Instructor for the GSD’s inaugural Design Discovery Virtual program, and Lead Research Associate for the GSD’s Early Design Education programs. He has also taught architecture and urbanism studios at Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design. He has been an invited critic at UC Berkeley, Harvard GSD, Rhode Island School of Design, SCI-Arc, Northeastern CAMD, and Tufts University. He was runner-up for the Boston Society for Architecture’s 2022 Rotch Traveling Scholarship.
Ian’s writing and design work has been published in OBL/QUE, Platform 11, and Platform 12. His work and collaborations have been exhibited at Harvard University, UC Berkeley, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (with Höweler + Yoon), and the Centre Pompidou (with Certain Measures).