Ian Fenn
BA (Hons) BArch RIBA

Ian is an architect and Partner at JTP with nearly 30 years’ experience designing and delivering residential and mixed-use projects throughout the UK and internationally, both for the public and private sectors.

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

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 700 new homes and a range of mixed uses which form an extension to the town centre; Finally, at Fulham Reach in Hammersmith, he was responsible for leading the team in creating a new mixed use riverside quarter that responded to the unique site history and re-stitched the surrounding street network.

Ian’s portfolio of projects covers both urban and edge of settlement locations. As well as high density projects, Ian has an inherent understanding of designing lower density neighbourhoods, and his recent work includes a new lakeside settlement at Channels in Chelmsford which won a Housing Design Award in 2021; 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 village on the outskirts of Cambridge that promotes the use of cycling and walking first.

Ian has worked extensively with Housing Associations, most recently on the estate regeneration of the Blackbird Leys Estate in Oxford to create a new local centre and higher density homes to passive-house standards, and on an urban infill project in Tulse Hill. He is currently engaged in the design of several new build housing projects throughout the UK, including a new mixed use urban quarter at the heart of Guildford town centre; a high density affordable housing-led regeneration scheme in Southwark, and he is working with Guildford Cathedral to deliver a sensitive new neighbourhood known as Stag Hill within the Cathedral grounds.

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

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 and is a keen lego-user.

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