Ian Watchorn

Ian Watchorn

New York, NY, US



Ian is  a young ambitious graduate from Ireland who has relocated to New York. Ian holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) degree from Ireland where he has previously worked before gaining varied experience by working in both The Netherlands and Norway.



Grafton Architects, Dublin, IE, Junior Architect

_Currently working throughout the office on a variety of running projects

Jan 2014 - current

OMA, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

_Design and presentation for three major competion winning entries in the US;

_The Plaza at Santa Monica: Mixed Use Development
_South Beach ACE: Miami Beach Convention Center Redevelopment
_2701 S Bayshore Drive: Coconut Grove Residential Development.

_Continued design development of 2701 S. Bayshore Drive.

Jan 2013 - Nov 2013

OG Arkitekter, Bergen, NO, Sivilarkitekt

_Design and presentation of competition for city center office development and theatre.
_Design development of existing re-use project involving a post industrial woolen factory for
the future use of housing acommodation.
_Design development of Solheimsviken hotel with Metropolitan Workshop, London, GB.

Mar 2012 - Oct 2012

VMX Architects, Amsterdam, NL, Stagiere

_Design, development, and presentation of private residential project.
_Detailed model development and presentation of large scale housing project.

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012

DHB Architects, Waterford, IE, Intern Architect

_Design development of cultural projects involving conservation and health care.
_Design and presentation of international cemetary competition Stockholm, SE.

Sep 2009 - May 2010


Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, IE, BArch, Architecture

Dissertation: ‘Wanderings into Architecture...the Nomad’

Sep 2009 - May 2011

Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, IE, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2006 - May 2008


RIAI Design Conference Symposium First Place, 1st Place

Royal Institute of Architects Ireland Annual Conference

Theme: Challenging the public perception of architecture in Ireland


School of Architecture and Engineering Student of the Year, 1st Place

School of Architecture and Engineering Student of the Year during my final year studies in Waterford Institute of Technology. This was awarded from a catchment of over 1000 students.


Distinction at EAAE International Competition for Students in Architecture, Award

Host: “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, RO
Award: A prize of 1000euro as well as numerous publications

Jury: Pierre von Meiss: CH, Rafael De La-Hoz: ES, Francois Lelercq: FR, Herman
Neuckermans: BE, Maire Henry: IE, Emil Barbu Popescu: RO, Leopold Lombard: FR.


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