Ian has over 40 years’ experience in the planning, design and delivery of landscape projects. He was a founding partner of Whitelaw Turkington in 1991, growing the practice into one of the UK’s leading landscape consultancies. He was responsible for many innovative public realm projects including Peninsula Square in North Greenwich, which forms the gateway space to the O2, Gillett Square in Hackney and the transformation of Elwick Road in Ashford, one of the most significant ‘shared space’ schemes in the UK.
With the formation of Turkington Martin in 2012, he continued his commitment to exemplary landscape design across a range of scales with a particular focus on residential-led urban renewal. This has included masterplanning for new neighbourhoods, the development of public realm strategies, formulation of design codes and the detailed design and implementation of streets and public spaces. He leads our continuing involvement in the regeneration of Thamesmead for Peabody and at Greenwich Millennium Village, he has maintained the role of project director since the competition win in 2012 and leads our team as each phase of this unique project is delivered.
He is an empathetic critic and tutor having taught at a number of architecture schools including Brighton, Sheffield and Kingston and was a mentor with the Stephen Lawrence Trust ‘Building Futures’ programme. He currently sits on review panels for Design South-East, the London Borough of Newham, Brighton and Hove and for the Design Council, as an Expert Associate.
Within the practice, he has responsibility for financial management and champions the design review process.Connect with Ian Turkington on LinkedIn