My teaching offers a friendly and open minded platform for personal development away from the pressures of formal academic programmes. I am happy to help architecture students at undergrad or post grad level with several aspects of their architecture projects. This ranges from specific help with software, presentations or portfolios through to general help with the critical position of a proposal and references to relevant precedents.
I am an architectural designer with 5 years professional experience working for award wining architecture practices in London and Hong Kong. I thoroughly enjoy working with students, and through attentively getting to know their interests and ambitions, take pleasure in helping to build their confidence, develop their skills, and improve their architecture. I have four years of experience working with students at both undergrad and post graduate level, a year working with a student at GCSE level and have worked with several A-level work experience students during my time in practice.
Software: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Project areas: Brief Writing, Business Case, MVP, Concept Design, Sustainable Design Principles, Structural Principles, Technical Detailing, University Applications
Director PIVOT Studio
Mentor with IntoUniversity
Tutor / Mentor PIVOT Cities
5 years professional experience at award winning architectural practices in London and Hong Kong.
Post Graduate Diploma in Designing Architecture (London School of Architecture)
BA in Architectural Studies from Newcastle University
Perfect! Ian was a great tutor who helped me a lot with my technical detail drawings. He took time explaining everything clearly. It was an overall very helpful experience.
Alanoud is a curious and hard working student. She showed great initiative with her detailing project and developed both her understanding and representation through a serious of productive tutorials.
Perfect! Ian has been extremely helpful and responded very quickly to my queries. Ian's revisions were clear and valuable to incorporate into my portfolio. It would certainly be a pleasure to work with him again. Thanks a lot for all your help, Ian!
An interesting portfolio of work to review, good luck with the submission.
Perfect! While struggling with detail drawings for an architectural project, Ian was able to assess my work, gain a good level of my understanding, and focus the sessions on the required areas for improvement both on a design and technical level.
He was very professional, yet had a friendly and flexible approach which made me feel at ease to ask questions. I would absolutely recommend his tutoring to my fellow students. These sessions have instilled confidence in my ability and now I feel I’m on the right track with my final year university project work.
A big ‘thank you’, Ian!
Perfect! Ian is a professional tutor. The lessons are clear and very productive and he is really nice person
Perfect! Perfect. Very supportive and resourceful tutor. Custom help to complete my essay. Many thanks!
I'm a mature student making a career change. Ian has really helped to demystify AutoCad for me. His clear direction and patient coaching has led to several "ah-ha" moments that have enhanced my skills and bolstered my confidence. Highly recommend!
Excellent tutor, very friendly, honest very attentive to helping you improve and installing confidence in myself and my work. I achieved my desired mark with excellent help from Ian
I think Ian is an outstanding tutor and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He is an extremely pleasant person to work with. He understands architecture inside out; but more than that, he understands what architecture tutors expect from their students and has the ability to explain those expectations to you in clear and simple terms so that you understand them too. He cuts through the confusion. Life at architecture school became so much less stressful and more enjoyable after I enlisted Ian’s help. He gave me a framework through which to approach projects and as a direct result the feedback I received from my tutors changed almost overnight.
I would highly recommend Ian as a tutor. As someone who overcomplicates and gets easily concerned about work, Ian quickly put my mind at ease with his logical and practical approach to solving the problems I presented him with. He suggested simple ways to track progress to ensure completion of certain projects and being incredibly tech savvy, he knew what to do regarding the best programmes and apps to use to do this - which made a really big difference to me and saved a lot of time . He listened and was really enthusiastic but was also realistic and perceptive to draw out my strengths and weaknesses so we knew what was most important to work on. He encouraged a weekly time to check in creating some accountability. A great tutor all around. Would highly recommend.
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