|AR. IAN LANDER graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New South Wales in 1967. He became a registered Architect in Australia in 1969 and in Singapore in 1971. He is a founding partner of Group Design Partnership (now Lander Loke Architects) and has also been running the practice Ian Lander Architect in Singapore since 1978. Some significant high-rise projects undertaken by the latter include Village Tower at Mt Sinai Rise in 1983 and The Arcade at Collyer Quay in 1981. Industrial projects include Glaxochem Pharmaceutical Production Plant in 1980, and ST Microelectronics Wafer Fab Factory in 2002 (in association with A.M. Associates). In 1990-1992 he was Design Consultant to Akitek Barat Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of Sunrise Holdings Sdn. Bhd.) and worked on the Mont’Kiara masterplan for 60 acres of land divided into 10-acre lots. Subsequently he went on to complete the design, documentation and contract administration of Mont’Kiara Phases 1 & 2 comprising high-rise condominiums with 800 units in total.||Prior to starting his own practice, he worked as project architect on projects in Sydney and London, and in Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Sabah for James Ferrie & Partners. The highlight of that period of his career was when he won the design competition for Yayasan Sabah Tower and subsequently completed the design, documentation and contract administration for the project.
He also has a keen interest in equestrian sport and combined his love for architecture and horses by providing architectural service for the Singapore Polo Club in 1986, the Singapore Polo Club stables in 1992, Riding For The Disabled Association (RDA) headquarters in 1998, Leisure Farm equestrian facilities in Johor, Malaysia in 2000, and the RDA Arena which was used to host the Singapore Special Olympics in May 2001.
He currently serves on the Resource & Technology Committee and Constitution Review Committee at the Singapore Institute of Architects, and was formerly on the Contracts Committee. He has also served on the Construction Industry Practice Committee and chaired the Technical Committee on Architectural Practice, from 1998 to 2001, responsible for preparing Singapore Standards published by the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board.