Curriculum Vitae

Ian Hill RIBA, NRAC Consultant, MSc ID(Dist)Salf, DipArch, BArch.

A registered access consultant and a registered and chartered architect with over 25 years experience, Ian has worked in private practice, in the accessibility and community technical aid fields, and in aid development work in tropical Africa. 

His proven track record of access audit, access appraisal and architectural design commissions is backed by his architectural and access experience and by consultant membership of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC), the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE), and the Access Association.  Ian is registered with the Architects’ Registration Board, is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Ian has completed an MSc in Accessibility and Inclusive Design at Salford University, gaining Distinction.  He has presented talks, seminars and workshops on accessibility to the RIBA, clients, consultants and colleagues.  A mobility impairment gives him empathy and understanding for individualsʼ varying requirements of the built environment. 

Key Experience and Projects - please also see the projects page

Accessible Environments and Inclusive Design:-

    Arts Council and Heritage Lottery funded capital projects, including:-

        Nottingham Playhouse Sky Mirror

        Riverside Theatre, Louth

        Wrexham Theatre

        Paxton Theatre Renovation Buxton Opera House

        Sharp’s Pottery

        Sheffield Cathedral

Leicester Digital Media Centre

Leicester Art Gallery

Railtrack audits of station facilities

Ranmoor Hall, Sheffield, for Land Securities Trillium for Department for Work and Pensions

Distribution Centre, Heathrow

Distribution Centre, Coop, Glasgow

Access audits of existing buildings

Access Appraisals of proposed projects


        a wide range of experience, including office and retail (speculative and bespoke,

        new build and refurbishment / refit), private and public sector housing, government offices and

        public buildings, hotels, hospitals, care hospices, university.

        Most recent project: Elland Silver Band Rooms

Overseas Aid Development Work:-

    two years as Regional Architect (South) with the Ministry of Works, Malawi

    (with Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO).

Architectural Technical Aid Work / Community Architecture:-

COMTECHSA - delivering professional architectural services for community groups.

Career / Employment

2008               Ian Hill Limited established

1998 - 2008    Stephen George and Partners LLP, Leeds office

1997 - 1998    Self employed – architecture and access work

1997 - 1998    Inclusive Design Ltd, Nottingham

1994 - 1996    HLM Architects, Sheffield office

1993 - 1994    Merseyside Improved Houses (Housing Association), Liverpool

1990 - 1992    Regional Architect South, Government of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi (VSO post)

1989 - 1990    Ormerod and Partners, Liverpool

1985 - 1989    Kingham Knight Associates, Liverpool

1984 - 1985    Community Technical Services Agency Ltd (COMTECHSA), Liverpool

1981 - 1981    Bramley Pate and Partners, Bamber Bridge, Preston

Qualifications and Memberships

Consultant membership of the National Register of Access Consultants 2008

MSc (Distinction) in Accessibility and Inclusive Design, Salford University 2007

Member of the Access Association 2003 (former Chair of the Northern Region)

United Kingdom Institute for Inclusive Design (UKiiD) 2001

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Member 1998

Member of the Centre for Accessible Environments 1997

Malawi Board of Architects Registration 1991

Architectsʼ Registration Board (ARB) registration 1985

Diploma in Architecture, Hull School of Architecture, UK 1984

B.A. Architecture, Hull School of Architecture, UK 1981

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