Ian Fenn

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Ian Fenn

BA (Hons) BArch RIBA

Ian is an architect and Partner at JTP with over 20 years’ experience designing and delivering residential and mixed-use projects throughout the UK and internationally, both for the public and private sectors.

He has extensive experience in the delivery of high density mixed-use projects in city centre locations, many of which have been recognised in design and industry awards. At Hungate, in York, he was responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team that secured unanimous approval for a new pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood of over 1,000 homes within the historic city walls, in a reinterpretation of the distinctive qualities of the city. At Dickens Yard, in Ealing, he led the successful competitive design submission to deliver a landmark new urban quarter, comprising 698 new homes and a range of mixed uses which form an extension to the town centre. 

Ian is passionate about delivering distinctive, design-led, high quality places. The success of his projects is underpinned by collaborative processes, strong placemaking concepts, innovative design solutions and best practice in sustainability to unlock the full potential of a site and deliver maximum benefit to the community. 

Ian's portfolio of projects covers both urban and rural locations. As well as high density projects, Ian has extensive experience delivering lower density neighbourhoods, and his recent work includes a new lakeside settlement at Channels in Chelmsford; an innovative neighbourhood in Cranleigh, Surrey that forms a new edge to the countryside and promotes the use of shared space; and a new urban quarter on a sloping site in Chesham.

Internationally, Ian has worked on sustainable new settlements in China, Russia, Ireland and Belarus, undertaken using charrette processes.

He is currently engaged in the design of several new build housing projects and competitive bids, including a new mixed use urban quarter forming a city gateway in Southampton; a high density regeneration scheme for student housing in Bristol city centre, and he is working with Guildford Cathedral to deliver a sensitive new neighbourhood known as Stag Hill within the Cathedral grounds.

Within JTP, Ian is responsible for driving forward the design of innovative housing typologies and initiatives that respond to the latest changing living patterns, add value to projects, allow for flexibility and ensure they assist in creating viable and rational proposals.

Ian is also an Academician with the Academy of Urbanism, an organisation which promotes quality urbanism throughout Great Britain and Ireland.