Ian studied at The Robert Gordon university Aberdeen where he came second in a Scottish Hydro-electric project, won a tower competition and a place at Illinois institute of Technology Chicago (IIT). IIT has a strong emphasis on minimalist design he studied at masters level City and Regional planning under Peter Beltemacchi, Structures of Tall Buildings under Mahjoub Elnimeiri, Design studio and visual training under Ron Krueck. IIT is world renowned school of architecture made famous by Mies Van Der Rohe.
He gained a strong foundation in architectural practice at Charter Consultants at which he worked for 9 years during college vacations.
After graduating in 1999 he worked at Foster and Partners on Tower Place £100m and Santa Guile Master Plan. Fosters is one of the most renowned architectural practices in the world.
By 2007 with a new family he joined a local office Woods Hardwick where he was project architect on a number of commercial and residential projects £3m – £10m.
During the last ten years he has provided private architectural services for friends and family. He formed Ian Blaney architects in 2010.
The title architect is protected and use of is regulated by the ARB (Architects Registration Board). Only members of the ARB can call themselves an architect. Members of the RIBA can use the title Chartered Architect.
The link below is Ian’s membership with ARB & the RIBA