Ian Smith


Ian has over twenty-five years of experience in the practice of architecture, during this time gaining a significant breadth and depth of experience in diverse building types and the entire architectural project delivery process. He has specific knowledge of educational, residential, performance, office/fitout/workplace, sporting and embassy/secure facilities, and a particular interest in and understanding of environmentally sustainable design, being a past eCOX Committee Chair.

Ian has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to lead a project team through complex developments with multiple stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes. He is keenly focused on the imperative of delivering projects on time and on budget while achieving architectural design excellence which meets and exceeds client expectations.

Ian maintains a holistic overview of the Canberra office master planning, architectural and interiors service delivery. Ian also has a national role coordinating Cox Architecture’s technology to ensure we have the best team and systems in place to support the delivery of the most sophisticated, innovative, high-quality design and outcomes for our valued clients.


  • BArch, AIA, MDIA