Andrew Ilsley

Andrew Ilsley

Corona del Mar, CA, US



Having operated an ecologically focused design construction practice specializing in interiors and furniture, I both recognize a disparity between the built and natural environments and have faith in the potential for resolution by design. Because my design and construction practice offers services that are comprehensive in scope and tailored to a specific client, frequent project specific innovations are expected. In addition to the addressing the routine challenges that inherently face a design construction project in the field, working corroboratively on projects with open parameters has provided the bridge for projects that aim to integrate social and environmental issues. My tectonic explorations are driven by the availability of an under-utilized cache of materials potentially equal in quantity to the wildly escalating volumes of waste produced by inadequate disposal infrastructures. Being a primary precept in my design facilitations, the expression of responsible material use is in relationship to the development of reproducible tectonic systems that reinforce links back to their origin.


Self Owned Design Construction practice, Owner

Project design, fabrication and management.

Jan 1999 - current

Martin and Carter, Fabricator

Jan 1996 - Jan 1999


University of California, Berkeley, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1990 - Jun 1994


Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize, Award

Work selected for national tour


American craft Niche Award, 1st Place

Best in furniture design category


Areas of Specialization