Ian McChesney graduated from the Royal College of Art before joining John McAslan + Partners, where he later became an associate.
This position provided significant experience working on projects such as the redevelopment of the Royal Academy of Music and new offices for international art and architecture publisher Thames & Hudson. He went on to found his own practice, Ian McChesney Architects, in 2000.
It soon made its mark, winning an international open competition to design a series of wind shelters for Blackpool's South Shore promenade.
The practice has recently won competitions to design a bandstand for the new Walkergate development in Durham and a pavilion for Avenham Park in Preston. It is currently engaged on a project to create a day nursery and community building in south London.