Ian McIntyre B.Sc. (Hons) MCIAT
Ian is a Chartered Architectural Technologist with over 18 years experience and a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT).
Since graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 1997 with an honours degree in Architectural Studies Ian has worked as an Architectural Technician and Architectural Technologist in both the public and private sectors. Ian has gained considerable experience of managing all stages of building projects and has developed an extensive range of contacts that include Architects, Landscape Architects, Product Suppliers, Consultants and Contractors. His portfolio is known for its variety and includes work on a number of stately homes and iconic buildings in and around the South of England including the Natural History Museum in London and the Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol. In addition his portfolio includes a variety of nursery schools, primary schools, street architecture and commercial properties together with a wide range of domestic alterations, conversions and extensions throughout Central Scotland.
As his career progressed Ian developed a keen interest in working closely with clients who wanted to save money by extending or altering their property rather than moving home and in 2014 Ian left private practice to set up his own practice – Forth Architecture. Ian prides himself on taking his time and working closely with his clients to gain a clear understanding of their needs. This method of working together with Ian’s wealth of experience, knowledge and skills allows his clients to sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that they are being guided through the process of turning their dreams into a reality by a qualified, friendly, reliable and trustworthy professional who will reduce their anxiety levels, free up their time and ultimately deliver a completed project which meets their requirements.
Some of my highlights
Over the years I have found that my most enjoyable projects tend to be bespoke alterations and extensions to residential homes. These projects allow me to work closely with my clients and spend time listening to and discussing their ideas which in turn allows me to gain a clear understanding of their requirements.
My highest accomplishment is designing and project managing the refurbishment of a derelict mill within Muiravonside Country Park near Linlithgow on behalf of Falkirk Council. The refurbishment has provided Falkirk Council’s Community Services with a much-needed Outdoor Education Centre. The project created a large amount of public interest and I successfully overcame a number of challenges, which included restricted access into and throughout the park and the safe removal and relocation of Pipistrelle bats and badgers.