Ian Moore was born in Warkworth New Zealand in 1958. Studied civil and structural engineering at the Auckland Technical Institute (1976 – 1979). Worked with Beca Carter Hollings and Ferner in Auckland as a structural engineering technician from 1976 – 79 before moving to London to work with Ove Arup and Partners from 1980 – 83 on Norman Foster’s Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. Moved to Sydney in 1983 to study architecture and graduated with Honours from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1988. Established Ian Moore Architects in 1990 and was in partnership with Tina Engelen as Engelen Moore between 1996 and 2005. Has taught at the University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney University, University of New South Wales and the Sydney Institute of Technology. Received Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne in October 2000.
The practice has won numerous national and international awards; including the apartment building Altair which won both ‘Best Building in the Australasia/Oceania region’ and ‘Best Housing Scheme in the World’ at the World Architecture Awards 2002, Berlin. In 2006 a Dedalo Minosse International Prize Commendation for the 138 Barcom Avenue Apartments and an International Architecture Award awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture + Design also for the 138 Barcom Avenue Apartments. The practice currently has some twenty plus projects in progress, including sites in Auckland, San Francisco, Queensland, Tasmania, Sydney and New South Wales.
The work of the practice includes single houses, medium density residential development, retail, commercial, high rise residential apartment towers and major mixed use urban renewal projects.
2000 Master of Architecture. RMIT University, Melbourne
1989 Registered by the Board of Architects NSW
1989 Passed AACA exam in Architectural Practice
1988 B. Arch (Hons). University of Technology, Sydney
1983-88 Bachelor of Architecture degree (part-time) at University of Technology, Sydney
1976-79 New Zealand Certificate of Engineering (Civil and Structural), Stages I-IV, at the Auckland Technical Institute