Bogle Architects is an award winning, international studio for architecture and urban design led by its founder, Ian Bogle. The practice operates from bases in London, Prague and Hong Kong and has a wide-ranging portfolio from masterplanning, individual buildings and interiors in the UK, Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Ian was born in Glasgow in April 1970. He studied architecture and urban design at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1993. He qualified as an architect in 1994 whilst working for the Glasgow firm, The Parr Partnership, after which he joined Foster + Partners in 1995.
He was site architect for the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow before moving to London in 1997. As a project director, his time at Fosters’ culminated in two projects being nominated for the 2004 Stirling prize, namely the Bexley Business Academy and the eventual winner, Swiss Re HQ (The Gherkin).
Ian joined Hamiltons Architects in 2002 where, as a Director, he was instrumental in the redirection of the firm, pioneering an international approach whilst maintaining a strong UK base workload. In 2010 he was co-founder of the succession practice Bogle Flanagan Lawrence Silver Ltd before founding Bogle Architects in March 2012.
Ian is frequently invited to lecture on Architecture and Design across the international conference circuit.
The practice is currently delivering a technically advanced exhibition centre on an innovation park in Beijing. Engineered by Arup, the scheme has achieved a BREEAM “outstanding” rating. The dramatic, 4,071 sqm building forms the gateway to the Beijing Green Building Demonstration Park, overseen by the Building Research Establishment. The project has won a BREEAM gold medal, scoring full marks in energy, water and waste categories.