Director of Urban Planning & Design
As head of the PLACE Alliance New York design studio, Ian is one of the North Eastern Region’s leaders in urban design and New Urbanism. His 15 years of experience in urban planning and design, downtown revitalization, and community master planning have spanned a wide variety of award-winning projects, including the State Street Streetscape in Schenectady, NY, the Downtown/Waterfront Master Plan for Port Jervis, NY, the Downtown/Waterfront Master Plan for Port Chester, NY and the Prattsville Long Term Community Recovery Plan. A firm believer in a collaborative design process, Ian has been the team leader for dozens of design charrettes and community design forums. His international experience has included such diverse projects as the Ancient Yellow River Master Plan in Suqian, China and the Rio Chili riverfront park planning project in Arequipa, Peru. Ian takes a hands-on approach to design, and is actively engaged in all phases of a project, from schematic design to construction documents and construction administration.
Registered Landscape Architect, State of New York, RLA No. 002070
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Ft. Rucker, Alabama, Associates Degree, Aviation through United States Army Helicopter Flight Training