Born in Eketahuna, Aotearoa, Planet Earth in 1950, Ivan's sustainability focus is a unique blend of organic architecture and biological diversity.
After an early 1970s period at Auckland University School of Architecture, Ivan became a strong advocate for building in harmony with the natural world through organic, solar architecture.
After many years of travel, Ivan settled on Waiheke in 1983 to live a sustainable life.
As a plantsman, Ivan continues to propagate Waiheke native plants, with a focus on the restoration of biological diversity. This is supported by guest accommodation at Bioshelter, his sustainable living sculpture and home.
An original Trustee of WRT, Ivan is also a committee member of the local branch of The Forest & Bird Society.