Ian Banner, Director
In 2005, Ian was appointed Director of Facilities Planning and retains the position of University Architect, and Director of Sustainability. He holds a B.A. in Architecture from Plymouth University, a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Ian was born in England and came to the United States in 1984. He has professional and teaching experience having been in private practice with Shafer/Banner Architects from 1987 to 2002 and with the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University from 1987 to 1994. He received tenure and the position of Associate Professor in 1994.
Ian’s areas of architectural expertise are in energy efficient design and construction, daylighting, passive systems such as thermal buoyancy “stack-effect” ventilation, and environmental impact of building materials selection. He has written on architecture and the environment, indigenous houses in the Appalachians, natural lighting in overcast and clear sky regions, and humidity and ventilation of medieval buildings in northern Europe.
Kendall McDonald, Interim Associate Director