Ian Tipton, who has won a number of UK design competitions, is the new Executive Director of Bournville Architects, part of Bournville Village Trust - the charity founded by George Cadbury in 1990 to manage his housing estate.
Tipton has considerable experience in all sectors of the construction industry, including regeneration, new build and refurbishment projects. He has also developed a specialism in accessible design and the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act.
Bournville Architects is responsible for the design of multi-million pound housing development schemes throughout the UK which includes the £25 million regeneration of Shenley in south Birmingham. Sixty per cent of the firm's work is for outside clients and the organisation is a preferred partner for Birmingham City Council.
Prior to his appointment, Tipton was responsible for setting up the Birmingham office of SMC and before that he was an associate with the award winning practice D5 Architects.