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ICA was founded in January 2014 by director Ian Chalk. The practice undertakes a wide range of work at a variety of scales; from private houses, to theatres, listed buildings & residential schemes.


As a practice we believe in the process of making - from working models, to images and details we like to understand both the figurative and tectonic qualities of what we draw. This philosophy reflects itself on site through meticulous attention to detail; our methodology respecting the palimpsest of the site whilst developing a visual narrative with wit and inventiveness.


We are flat structured – we believe that design is a collaborative process and architectural discourse within the studio should be encouraged. We joined forces to collectively apply skills to a greater variety of projects in an open and collaborative way. 


2021 Structural Timber Awards - Winner

Chart House, London

2021 Wood Awards - Shortlisted

Chart House, London

2021 AJ Retrofit Awards - Shortlisted

Chart House, London

2021 RIBA London Award 2021 - Winner

The Standard Hotel, London


2021 Civic Trust Awards - National Winner

The Standard, London


2021 AABC Conservation Awards - Regional Finalist

Raine House Community Centre, Wapping, London

2021 Civic Trust Awards - Regional Finalist

Raine House Community Centre, Wapping, London


2020 Hackney Design Awards - Shortlisted

100 Hassett Road, London 


2019 Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards - Regional Finalist

9 Denmark Street, London


2017 Camden Design Awards - Highly Commended

71 Endell Street, London



Ian Chalk

Trained at Nottingham and Westminster and previously Associate Director at Orms.

Tutors at Royal College of Art and sits on Camden's Design Review Panel.

Edward Whiteley

Trained at Sheffield and previously worked for several years as a Project Architect for Orms on the St Giles Circus scheme.

​Giles Wheeldon

Trained at The Cass, London Metropolitan University and the University of Liverpool. Completed his qualifications at the University of Westminster. Tutors BAIII at the University of Liverpool  

Yusti Gomez Herrera

Trained at Ecole Paris-Malaquais and Kyoto Seika University, and previously worked at Wilkinson Eyre. Completed his qualifications at Ecole Paris-Malaquais. 

Cherry Poon

Postgraduate from the University of Sheffield. Previously worked at Aedas and Millier.


Stan Chalk 

Charlotte Bocci 

Fiona Raley 

Robert Atkinson 




We are always interested in seeing the portfolios of talented applicants.
To be considered please send through your CV, cover letter and examples of your work for the attention of Ian Chalk. 
Please note, physical copies are preferred, however electronic copies may be considered. Please forward copies no larger than 5mb for the attention of