Ian Fletcher holds a position as a Senior Lecturer in Architecture in the School of Arts, Architecture and Design. Ian received his Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree in 2007 from Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University in Canada. He also received a MA in Architecture and Urbanism in 2008 and Bachelor of Architecture in 2009 from the Manchester School of Architecture in the United Kingdom. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. His research focuses mainly on utilising agricultural, construction and demolition waste streams for developing bio-based building materials.
Ian has worked in architectural practice in Trinidad & Tobago, and taught at Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism in Canada and at the Birmingham School of Architecture before joining the Leeds School of Architecture. He is interested in theoretical and practical urban scale ideas, which can help post-industrial cities transition towards self-sufficiency. His research aims to promote an ecological rethinking of post-industrial infrastructures and waste management. Ian’s PhD research investigates the production, properties and performance of mycelium biocomposites, and the influence of different waste streams which can be utilised to optimize mycelium biocomposites production for construction use.