Ian joined Nelson Byrd Woltz in 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Art and Design degree at North Carolina State University in 2006 and his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. While completing biogeography coursework at the Galapagos Academic Institute of the Arts and Sciences in Galapagos, Ecuador, he became interested in the rocky interface of human industry and biological conservation. Following graduate school, he participated in a Summer Studio with the Architectural Association in the Ukraine and Kazakhstan, where he studied Radiological Reserves and Involuntary Wildlife Refuges. Since moving to New York, Ian has worked in design and fabrication, with projects revolving around the cultural integration and construction of urban wildlife. He is currently working on Hudson Yards in New York City and Overlook Farm in northeastern Pennsylvania.