Iain MacDonald



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Iain leads the practice’s Advanced Technologies group. He has extensive experience of planning, designing and delivering complex projects characterised by the transformative impact emerging technology has in shaping architecture and cities.

Previously the European director of a FTSE listed practice leading London and Paris based teams, masterplanning assignments include Delhi Aerotropolis, Syngenta Global HQ Basel, Moorside and Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Stations. Architectural projects include P&G’s research complexes in Frankfurt and Geneva, Telehouse West in Docklands, Oracle’s European Headquarters in Paris, Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands and Lakeside offices in Lausanne. Currently Iain and his group are focussing on disruptive planning through new combinations of urban use, logistics and ROI such as 'Smart Block’, 'High Rise Data' and 'Smart Shed'.

A former head of the School of Architecture at NTU and graduate of the Mackintosh School and Domus Academy Milan, Iain’s work has been published and exhibited in Europe, USA and Asia.