Ian Shaw

Ian Mark Shaw

Manchester, England


Ian Shaw was educated at the University of Liverpool, UK, and the University of Oregon, USA, with his internship spent at the highly respected Swiss practice, arb Architects.

Following ten years working in some of Europe’s leading architectural firms, Ian established Ian Shaw Architekten, in Frankfurt am Main, in 1998. As founding director he has built a practice renowned for its tectonic rigour and exacting quality, as displayed in a diverse range of building types including industrial, residential, commercial and arts based projects.

Professionally, Ian was a director of the Frankfurt division of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA), and was a member of Frankfurt’s planning advisory committee. In addition, he holds membership of the German Federal Architectural Associations in the states of Hesse (AKH) and Thuringia (AKT). Ian is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

In the academic field, he is a visiting lecturer at both the University of Mainz and the University of Darmstadt. In Mainz, he teaches foundation, intermediary & advanced design; and in Darmstadt, acoustics & integrated services.

Since 2013 Joint Association Board Chairperson of Architecture Summer Rhine Main (ASRM) Frankfurt/Offenbach e.V.