Ian was born in Glasgow in April 1970. He studied architecture and urban design at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1993. He qualified as an architect in 1994 whilst working for the Glasgow firm, The Parr Partnership, after which he joined Foster + Partners in 1995.
Ian was site architect for the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on the banks of the River Clyde before moving to London in 1997. As a project director, his time at Foster’s culminated in two projects being nominated for the 2004 Stirling prize, namely the Bexley Business Academy and the eventual winner, Swiss Re HQ (The Gherkin).
Seeking new challenges, Ian joined Hamilton Architects in 2002 where he was instrumental in the redirection and restructuring of the firm. Pioneering an international approach, Ian established the Prague studio in 2008 whilst continuing to maintain a strong UK workload. In 2010 he was a co-founder of the succession practice Bogle Flanagan Lawrence Silver Ltd.
Ian believes in education through encouragement and opportunity and is frequently invited to lecture on Architecture and Design across the international conference circuit. Ian founded Bogle Architects in 2012.