Today marks Associated Architects’ Director Ian Standing’s 30th year at the company.
He moved from John Madin Design Group to the practice in 1985, which at the time was located in Georgian offices at St. Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter. As a second generation Partner, he has seen many changes in the practice throughout the years and has helped transform the city. His involvement with the original design of the Mailbox helped regenerate a city quarter, and his continuous support of the arts with work at the CBSO Centre and the Birmingham Hippodrome have been paramount to the city. A long working relationship with Birmingham City University has allowed Ian to complete more than 35 projects for the university, still ongoing at its City Centre Campus. Having formed the Midlands Chapter of the British Council for Offices in 1999 Ian remains active on the regional Committee, and also sits on Birminghamâ€™s Conservation and Heritage Panel.
Ian is a real credit to the practice and the city. On behalf of Associated Architects we’d like to thank him for his efforts over the years and wish him well for the future.
To celebrate a number of cupcakes were commissioned featuring Ian’s portrait which were shared with the staff.