Ian Maclaren Architect was launched from a reorganization of The Hicks Partnership, where Mr. Maclaren served as a key member of the design staff, and then a partner for more than 10 years. Ian and his team bring more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in the design of cottage living.
Ian is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, where he obtained Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Architecture degrees. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Ian’s interest in cottage design arose through opportunities presented early in his professional career to address the physical and theoretical architectural fundamentals that building in cottage country presented. Drawing upon his own lifelong cottaging experience, he continues to explore the interplay of history, geography and construction technique with our evolving ideas of nature.