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Ivor Brown
Senior Project Architect
MArch, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Architecture
BA, History of Architecture and Urbanism, Brown University

Ivor lives in Berkeley with his wife, Alison Keene. They have two grown daughters and an ill-mannered black cat named Rocket. Ivor started his career working for a steel fabricator and followed that with stints at design-build and exhibition-design firms. He has been a project architect at BPA+D since 2009.

His early architectural influences include a comparative study of New York and Paris he did during college and learning to cut his own metal lather tools in the Wurster Hall shop, at Berkeley. In his current role, he is most interested in material-rich projects that afford the opportunity to collaborate with local fabricators and artisans, as well as projects that incorporate sustainable practices in design and construction.

Ivor and Alison renovated a warehouse that they lived and worked out of in the mid-nineties, and much of Ivor’s early design work was doing live/work warehouse renovations that came out of that experience. Since then they have done a condo conversion on the warehouse and also fixed up two small cottages, which they continue to manage.

Ivor is a regular trail runner and cyclist (both road and mountain bike). Farther afield, he enjoys traveling and has done house exchanges in Amsterdam and Paris. “It’s wonderful to have the chance to experience life somewhere else, if briefly.”