Ian Logan


Ian studied landscape architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2001. During his time at ECA he took part in a student exchange programme, studying at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and worked for a year out in professional practice with Derek Lovejoy in Edinburgh. Upon graduating, Ian worked with Derek Lovejoy for 3 years before they were acquired by EDAW, where he continued to work as part of the Edinburgh office.

In November 2009, Ian left EDAW to join OPEN. Through working with Derek Lovejoy, EDAW and now OPEN, Ian has gained a wide range of project experience developing skills in a number of areas from detail design to city scale strategic development studies.

Ian has developed a particular interest in urban design and masterplanning work where his training as a landscape architect provides an alternate view to providing design solutions. Working with both private and public clients on a number of large scale masterplans, such as Winchburgh in West Lothian for CALA Homes and Greenferns for Aberdeen City Council, Ian has helped deliver the type of integrated commission that link strategic planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economic development and environmental sustainability as part of a fully integrated approach.

Through his experience in masterplanning projects Ian has been involved in the organisation, management and delivery of a variety of public and stakeholder consultation events, appreciating that community engagement is an increasingly important aspect of our work and it underpins the credibility of the solutions we arrive at.

Most recently whilst working at OPEN his project experience has included a variety of projects relating to the sustainable growth of different settlements and includes landscape capacity studies for small rural communities and city scale conceptual urban design for a 212ha site in NW Aberdeen.

He is currently working on a masterplan for Stoneywood Estate in Aberdeen, developing a creative and viable solution to help regenerate this historic estate whilst achieving the client and Councils aims for a new housing area within the city.

Ian Logan