Ian Moore was born in Warkworth New Zealand in 1958. He studied civil and structural engineering from 1976-79 at the Auckland Technical Institute while working with Beca Carter Hollings and Ferner in Auckland as a structural engineering technician, before moving to London to work with Ove Arup and Partners from 1980–83 on Norman Foster’s Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. Ian moved to Sydney in 1983 to study architecture and graduated with Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1988 and received a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne in October 2000.
Ian Moore Architects was established in 1990. The practice was known as Engelen Moore between 1996 and 2005 when it reverted to it’s original name.
Ian has taught at Sydney University, University of Technology, Sydney, The University of New South Wales and the Sydney Institute of Technology. Ian has also been a speaker and guest lecturer throughout Australia as well as New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The practice has won numerous national and international awards and has been exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Berlin, Vicenza, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and included in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and 2012.