Ian White FLI HonFRIAS
In 1962 became an articled apprentice to Wm Gillespie who was starting his practice in Glasgow and for five years worked on a range of landscape planning and design projects including the New Towns of Cumbernauld, Glenrothes and Irvine. Qualifying in 1967 and after a brief spell in local government returned to the Glasgow School of Art for nine years as a lecturer in town planning.
Founded IWA in 1974 and now acts as consultant to the practice which has carried out major projects including Dundee Technology Park, Glasgow Cathedral Precinct, and Festival Park Glasgow. In Edinburgh projects have included the Exchange Quarter, the BioQuarter and Edinburgh Park. He has acted as consultant to LDDC, the National Trust for Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Museums of Scotland and eight Scottish universities. He has been involved in major projects in both of Scotland's National Parks as well as contributing to a monitoring study of upland planting for the Forestry Commission.
He is a past chairman of LIScotland and also served at national level as Chairman of the LI Practice Committee and as Honorary Secretary of the Institute. A former Part3 DSP examiner he has also acted as external examiner for six universities. He was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in recognition of his contribution to landscape design and Scottish cities.