KTISMA Architecture Studio is a collaborative practice engaged in buildings, landscapes, interiors, and furniture. Each project is approached as the formation of a friendship from which the resulting spaces and objects symbolize the richness and depth of partnership with the client, site and environment. Our work ranges from public to private spaces and large to small objects but is linked by a cohesive ambition for an essential architecture.
Principal’s Info: After a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Victoria, Jonathan Chesley began his explorations into architecture at Columbia University while studying in the New York/Paris Program. He then went on to receive a master’s in architecture from the University of Oregon. Jonathan moved to New York City in 2011 where he worked 6 years for Annabelle Selldorf, gaining a breadth of experience in private gallery, private residential, and multi-family residential projects—many of which were ground-up in NYC. He co-founded inca architecture PLLC in 2018 and founded KTISMAstudio in 2020. He lives at the beach in Far Rockaway, New York with his wife and two-year-old daughter.