About Studio Sevens
Ian Bailey originally studied Design at Salford University in 1999 and subsequently worked as a Furniture designer, Carpenter and Cabinet Maker prior to returning to university to study Architecture which he completed with distinction. During his career Ian has worked on award winning housing & public projects across the UK with Malcolm Simmonds Architects, Hayhurst and Co. and ABIR Architects. Ian is registered with the Architects Registration Board and is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, he also teaches Technology on the Architecture degree course at Brighton University.
Studio Sevens specifically aim to reconsider the way we do housing here in the UK and support alternative development approaches. Here in the South East of England this often means working to reduce the cost of housing construction, making homes affordable to both buy and to live in, and providing alternatives to the current rental and ownership options. With this focus Ian was central to the establishment of the Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust which aims to enable Community Led Housing development across the city by providing access to land in collaboration with the local authority.
Studio Sevens is a Social Enterprise practice with principles including non-profit, innovation, collaboration, sustainability, social and community benefit. It is our intention to be pro-active about addressing social needs and innovative in finding appropriate solutions for any project we're involved in, regardless of scale or status.