Ian earned his Bachelor of Art and Design from North Carolina State University in 2006 and his Master of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, before joining Nelson Byrd Woltz in 2013. His interest in the infrastructure of cities and wildlife grew from a semester in Galapagos, Ecuador, where he was immersed in conflicting issues of settlement, tourism, and human ecology in a wildlife park of global significance. This intellectual thread continued through his degree in Landscape Architecture, challenging the ecological expression and biological carrying capacity of managed landscapes. Since moving to New York, Ian has worked in design and fabrication, with projects revolving around the cultural integration of ecology. He is currently working on Overlook Farm in northeastern Pennsylvania, Ashbourne Farms in La Grange, Kentucky, Hamilton House in Montauk, NY and Spear Ranch in Wyoming.