Ian Newborn

Ian Newborn

NYC, LA, Pittsburgh, San Fransisco



Ian Myles Newborn is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon with a Masters in Urban Design. He attended Howard University to receive his bachelor degree in Architecture. While studying he has worked with HDR, Burt Hill, and SPRINGBOARD Design. After finishing his graduate program he has continued his exploration into the field of urban design and architecture by doing research with the Next Generation Infrastructure Lab. NGIL, an NGO: CSTEP in Bangalore, India. Subject of research: "Smart Cities in India" - developing a national policy for smart growth in India. Currently Working with the Newborn Agency in NYC.

Listed below are the diverse skill sets Mr. Newborn has acquired in descending scale.

Socio-Ecological Exploration of Cities
Ecological Urbanism & Transit Oriented Developments
Architecture Design & Project Programing
Construction Management
Instillation & Exhibition Design
Branding & Graphic Design



The Newborn Agency, New York, Design Consultant

Jul 2013 - current

Cross Management Corp., New York, NY, US, Project Coordinator/Super.

Assisting the Construction superintendent conduct pre-construction and tenant fit-out activities across multiple infrastructure projects including Fire Alarm, MER Rooms, and Switchgear upgrades. 205 East 42nd street, NY.

Coordinating project documentation as liaison between the consultants and architects, reviewing plans, RFI’s and submittals, as well as maintaing records for inclusive closeout procedures. CUNY interior renovations, NY. 160,000 sf.

Jul 2012 - Jul 2013

Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Archtiecture / urban design intern

Collaborating with a multi-disciplinary research team of six to contribute an idea/concept for the City 2.0 Competition, Completion in May, 2012. Major role in analyzing collected research for livable cities and design of graphic representation of presented concepts.

Envisioning from the prospective of the future ecological city to develop innovative solutions for extreme predicaments; encompassing technologies for local sustainability in energy, infrastructure, and buildings. Research is on going.

Dec 2011 - Jul 2012

Cstep, Next Generation Infrastructure Lab, Bangalore, India, Research Intern

Urban design and planning research, collaborating with a multi-disciplinary research team of six to develop solutions and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, and water.
Conducting participatory field studies within and public meetings with local communities and administrations.
Managing a two person GIS mapping team to generate, and edit spatial data for incorporation into analysis.

Subject of research: "Smart Cities in India" - developing a national policy for smart growth in India.

Project Focus: Spatial organization of urban regions - understanding linkages between physical, economic, and social planning for sustainable communities

Feb 2011 - Oct 2011

HDR, Alexandria, VA, US, Architecture Intern

Responsible for coordinated interior details with electrical and structural Plans, Updated Construction document sets, 2009. Community Hospital complex at Fort Belvoir, VA. 1.3 million sf.

Responsible for drafting site contour and detailed slope engineering. Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY. 94,500 sf.

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Burt Hill, Washington, DC, US, Architecture Intern

Served on a schematic design team of 4, engaged in on-site client needs assessment analysis. Responsibilities included space programing and organization of future occupant space needs. Presented at client meetings.
Responsible for constructing the Revit model and drafted detailing of existing structure. George Mason University Thompson-West, 90,000 sf renovation.
Served on a modeling team of 5, responsibilities focused on assisting project architect to manage classrooms and industrial technology lab drawing, redline corrections as well as updating the Revit model. Tidewater Community College, 184,000 sf.

May 2006 - Aug 2008


Carnegie Mellon University, Masters, Urban Design

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010

Howard University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009

Areas of Specialization