Ian Crow

Ian Crow is a partner at Newcastle-headquartered Ryder Architecture, leading a team responsible for designing and delivering health, leisure, residential community and commercial projects across the north east.  

Throughout his career, Ian has designed and delivered buildings that meet the changing needs of charities.  His work includes the refurbishment of People’s Theatre, Newcastle United Foundation’s new community hub and the setup of a Community Interest Company for age adaptable housing.  

Ian is a member of Royal Institute of British Architects regional council and engages in cross sector working groups across built environment professions.  He also teaches third year design studio on the Architecture undergraduate degree programme at Northumbria University. 

Ian was introduced to NWN during their search for a home for the proposed Centre for Writing.  He is inspired by the mission to encourage creative process and support people from all backgrounds to access creative opportunities. Coming from a single parent family, Ian sites his interest in reading, writing and literature as a catalyst to his educational journey and the development of a successful career in architecture.  Ian now spends most of his spare time reading with his two-year-old son, who is an avid book lover.