“Relationships are key to everything we do. Combining the right skills and personalities is at the heart of any project’s success”
BA (Hons) Dip BRS Dip Arch
Ian joined Broadway Malyan in 1999 and has been a Board Director since 2007. In 2016, he was invited to join the Executive Committee and appointed Chair of the UK region after spending six years running the Practice’s Middle East operation.
Ian worked across the Middle East and increasingly in Africa. He has made a name for himself designing complex, mixed-use projects such as the high-profile Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium project, a 26,000 seat showpiece stadium in Abu Dhabi with connected retail, hotel and residential. He also works regionally within the education sector, leading Broadway Malyan’s work on the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) Future Schools Programme as well as the Prototype Schools Programme for the Qatari government. Together these have led to the rollout of state of the art schools across the Middle East.
With a passionate interest in the challenges facing a fast-developing World, Ian focuses on the social and cultural, as well as the technological aspects of design. He spends much of his time assembling diverse multi-disciplinary teams, building the right mix of skills and personalities to ensure a project’s success.
Ian’s strong reputation in the Middle East has led to him being recognised in 2015 as one of the 20 most powerful architects working in the region.