Lytle Associates Architects announce that Ian has retired as Managing Director, to coincide with the formation of an Employee Ownership Trust. Management of the Company will pass to Mark, Sara, Darren and Richard. Ian will remain involved in LAA as a consultant, focusing on supporting current clients and developing new opportunities for the business.
After 32 years with Lytle Associates Architects, as a senior associate, partner and then managing director, Ian will be retiring from director duties at the end of March. He will remain very much involved, maintaining contacts with existing clients and providing support at the early stages of new projects, where his wealth of experience is invaluable.
Current directors Mark, Sara, Darren and Richard will take on all the managing director and practice management roles, allowing Ian the time to focus on maintaining his client connections and sharing his wisdom with the LAA team.
Ian Davis joined Lytle Associates in 1989 as a senior associate, after working for a number of commercial architectural practices. He became a full equity partner in 1994 and moved on to become senior equity director responsible for the group’s larger scale strategic projects and management of the business.
Ian graduated from Nottingham University in 1985 with double first-class honours degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design. His work has been exhibited in Stuttgart, Darmstadt and Firenze and he was awarded the J. Edward Shimeld prize for architecture.
Ian has led the expansion of Lytle Associates health, education and masterplanning sectors through the past thirty years. Clients include a range of successful independent schools and academies, NHS Trusts, private healthcare groups, major national housebuilders and landowners. Through his experience Ian represented the Secretary of State for Health at a fifteen month public inquiry into the future of the Claybury Hospital site in Woodford Green, Essex. This finally resulted in a land sale realising tens of millions of pounds for future investment in the NHS Estate.
Ian is looking forward to spending a little more time with his family and his new grandson, Charlie.