Ian qualified in Software Systems for the Arts and Media at the University of Hertfordshire in 1999 and found his way, after a stint as a Model Designer at Legoland Windsor, to the Orpheus Centre in Godstone, Surrey. He worked there for four years as a Music Technologist, running the theatre and recording studios and providing technical support for performances at a variety of venues including the Royal Opera House, Hampton Court, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Glastonbury festival.
In 2004 Ian studied for the Institute of Acoustics Diploma at NESCOT and won the IOA Diploma Prize. He joined Adrian James Acoustics in March 2005, where he specialises in computer modelling, sound system design, auralisation and visualisation of performance spaces. His work in computer modeling includes providing training and support for CATT-Acoustic modeling software to other acousticians throughout the UK.
Ian is a member of the Institute of Theatre Consultants and was the first to be awarded the IoTC Diploma in Theatre Consultancy at the University of Warwick in 2012. Alongside acoustic design, Ian also works on other aspects of performance space design including seating and sightlines, stage lighting and AV systems.
Recent and current projects include a new theatre for Pipers Corner School, new auditoria and music departments for King’s College School Wimbledon and Gresham’s School, the RLPO Friary Rehearsal Centre, the Cornerstone Performing Arts Centre at Liverpool Hope University, a new site and buildings for Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, the refurbishment of several listed buildings for Norwich University of the Arts, the OPEN venue in Norwich and the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. Ian is a member of the Institute of Acoustics and the Institute of Theatre Consultants.