Areas of Expertise
Neighbourhood plans, Streetscape, Urban renewal
Ian is a landscape architect with over 40 years’ professional experience in the planning, design and implementation of landscape and public realm projects.
He established Whitelaw Turkington in 1991 with Lindsey Whitelaw, a practice which became one of the leading landscape consultancies in the UK and subsequently set up Turkington Martin in 2012. He has been responsible for the design of a number of innovative landscape projects which won local and national awards including St Paul’s Green in Hammersmith, Said Business School in Oxford and a groundbreaking shared space project in Ashford. He has particular interest in and experience of urban renewal projects at a range of scales.
These include the design and delivery of public spaces such as Gillett Square in Hackney and St Georges Square in Huddersfield, together with the development of streetscape design guides and design codes. At a larger scale, projects include neighbourhood masterplans at Convoys Wharf, South Thamesmead and Greenwich Millennium Village. In addition to practice, he has enjoyed studio teaching in architecture schools at Brighton, Sheffield and Kingston universities and, as a member of a number of design review panels, have been involved in the critical assessment of a wide range of development projects.