Director Ian Beaumont has been awarded the Fellowship Award 2017 at this year’s Manchester Architects awards.
Graduating in 1981 and returning to the North West, Ian joined emerging practice Stephenson + Mills. In 1988, he became a founding partner of Mills Beaumont Leavey, with subsequent directorships at MBLC and MBLA.
Ian has previously held the position as president of the MSA, which was followed by six years on the RIBA National Council supporting a number of advisory panels and committees delivering constitutional change. He has served as an examiner in professional practice at the Bartlett and RIBA North West, and as chair of the Ancoats Urban Village business forum.
He currently sits on the Professional Advisory Board and acts as a visiting critic for the School of the Built Environment at Salford University. He is also academician with the Academy of Urbanism and panel member of CABE affiliated design review panel Places Matter!
Ian’s architectural practice has always sought to support collaborative partnership across government, local authorities and regional agencies, and to connect multidisciplinary team work with the requirements of policy makers, stakeholders and investors.
Over a career spanning four decades, he has completed many award-winning projects including large scale masterplans, place-making projects, and sensitive, high-quality interventions in conservation areas and sites of historic importance.
While at Mills Beaumont Leavey, the practice delivered Sir William Siemens house, a signature piece of modernism on the southern gateway to the city. This was followed by the transformational masterplan for the regeneration of 230 acres in Hulme forming the basis of a new Urban Design Code which became the beginning to the Guide to Development in Manchester
Recently, Ian has been instrumental in urban design and masterplanning strategies linked to the Northern Gateway and southern approach to the city, whilst delivering award winning placemaking and residential projects in the region.
Held by the Manchester Society of Architects, the awards aim to showcase the best architectural talent in the region, including the next generation of designers.