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Ian Watchorn

Ian Watchorn

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Ian Watchorn is a Licensed Architect in both the US & Europe with over 10 years of experience working at internationally renowned offices. Educated in Ireland he has worked with two separate Pritzker Prize winning architects in OMA and Grafton Architects and has experience spanning Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, and for the past 7 years; the United States. Ian’s experience and educational arc is one that acknowledges the distinct skillsets required to both design and deliver architectural projects. In this manner Ian’s design sensibility was duly formed at OMA where he developed a critical approach to design. Post OMA, Ian then refined this design thinking leading a number of design commissions and competitions in the years that followed. With a desire to see projects through to completion Ian then fulfilled his educational arc by joining Cooper Robertson, working extensively on the later phases of project development, documentation and delivery. He has experience in leading all stages of architectural projects at the highest level.

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Employment 

Cooper Robertson, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

_Albright Knox Museum | 70,000sqf | CD | New York, US | Architect | 2019
_New Museum Expansion | 60,000sqf | CD | New York, US | Architect | 2019
_MoMA Upgrades | 80,000sqf | CD, CA | New York, US | Project Arch.| 2018
_The Edible Academy at NYBG | 5300sqf | CA | New York, US | Proj. Arch. | 2017

Dec 2016 - Dec 2019
 

HWKN, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

_Retail Flagship Store | 4500sqf | SD/DD | New York, US | Architect | 2016
_Micro Housing | n/a | DD/CD/CA | New York, US | Architect | 2016
_Journal Squared | 2,300,000sqf | CD/CA | New Jersey, US | BIM Arch. | 2016

May 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Studio Link-Arc, LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

_5th Ave Retail Flagship | 7,200sqf | SD/DD | New York, US | Pr. Architect | 2016
_DaChong School | 41,000m2 | SD/DD | Shenzhen, CN | Architect | 2015
_One Mima Rooftop | 3,500sqf | SD | New York, US | Project Architect | 2015
_Wien Museum Neu | 11,500m2 | SD/DD | Vienna, AT | Project Architect | 2015
_Bauhaus Museum | 3,500m2 | SD/DD | Dessau, DE | Project Architect | 2015
_CRLand Archive Library | 9,000m2 | DD/CD | Shenzhen, CN | Architect | 2014

Oct 2014 - May 2016
 

OMA, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

_Transbay Tower | 56 Floors | DD | San Francisco, US | Jr. Architect | 2014
_George Lucas Museum | 360,000sqf | SD/DD | Chicago, US | Jr. Arch.| 2014

May 2014 - Oct 2014
 

Grafton Architects, Dublin, IE, Junior Architect

_Student Center and Library KU | 11,500m2 | DD | London, UK | Jr. Arch. | 2014

Dec 2013 - May 2014
 

OMA, New York, Junior Architect

_2701 South Bayshore Drive | 600,000sqf | SD/DD | Miami, US | Jr. Arch. | 2013
_South Beach Ace (MBCC) | 52 acre | SD/DD | Miami, US | Jr. Architect | 2013
_The Plaza at Santa Monica | 420,000sqf | SD/DD | CA, US | Jr. Architect | 2013

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
 

OG Arkitekter, Bergen, NO, Sivilarkitekt

_Solheimsviken Hotel | 300 Room | SD | Bergen, NO | BIM Coordinator| 2012
_Kameleon Kronstad | 3,000m2 | SD/DD | Bergen, NO | Project Architect | 2012

Mar 2012 - Oct 2012
 

VMX Architects, Amsterdam, NL, Stagiere

_Station Oldenzaal | 1000m2 | SD/DD | Oldenzaal, NL | Intern Architect | 2012
_Ex-Casa 400 | 30,870m2 | SD/DD | Amsterdam, NL | Intern Architect | 2011
_H & M Guest House | 60m2 | SD/DD | Amsterdam, NL | Intern Architect | 2011

Oct 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.

Oct 2009 - May 2010
 

Education 

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

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

Oct 2009 - May 2011
 

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

Oct 2006 - May 2008
 

Awards 

RIAI Design Conference Symposium First Place, 1st Place

Royal Institute of Architects Ireland Annual Conference

Theme: Challenging the public perception of architecture in Ireland

2012
 

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.

2011
 

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.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization