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James Kirk Associate

James has over 10 years experience working on a variety of regeneration, mixed use, residential, cultural, educational and commercial projects. He works to produce creative and pragmatic designs for complex sites and brief environments, having worked on projects involving significant heritage, structural, environmental and architectural constraints.

His project experience includes design work for the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Private housing and gallery commissions, estate regeneration for Camden Council, a new vocational education facility in Barking Town Centre amongst other competition winning building and masterplan designs.

James has been a key member of the Centre Point team over the past 10 years from concept, through construction, to high quality fit-out for retailers. He has been on the client side team guiding the design and redevelopment of the grade II listed complex for Almacantar, which now offers new civic and leisure space, award winning new-build affordable housing and public space at the east end of London’s prime shopping street.

James is currently leading design development for improved facilities at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in Twickenham, as well as carrying out a feasibility study for a new commercial mixed use scheme in Croydon. James plays an important role in managing IT systems for the practice and has developed MICA’s building modelling and representation methods.

James has recently taught the 2019 BA Interior Design course at Chelsea College of Arts, and has also been integral to the practice’s involvement in mentoring students from the Stephen Lawrence Trust, leading CV workshops, CAD training and workplace training.

Kelly Ordemann Associate

Kelly is an associate who has been with MICA for over 10 years working on a range of projects across multiple sectors, including heritage and conservation projects at Lincoln’s Inn and East Ham Civic Campus. She also played a key role in the CMK West End One, London Road Barking Masterplan, Barking Technical Skills Academy, Chester Balmore, and the East Ham Customer Service Centre + Library.

More recently Kelly plays an important role in managing MICA’s project accounts, with an essential oversight of all projects, teams, and clients. She also manages the search for new opportunities and has a critical awareness of trends within the industry. Kelly works with our Framework Managers to monitor and maintain relationships across the various Frameworks.

Based in Edinburgh, Kelly works closely with our Bookeeper, Accountants, Directors, and Project Architects to streamline the internal working of each and every MICA project. She is a key member of our Business Development Group and provides insight into MICA’s position within the wider built environment sector. Kelly is a member of Women in Property and a mentor for the Stephen Lawrence Building Futures Programme.

Javier Rada Domingo Senior Associate

Javier brings to the practice particular expertise of designing for educational and residential projects, married with proven technical knowledge to solve complex problems. Javier was instrumental in the team designing the award winning East Ham Customer Service Centre and Library for the London Borough of Newham as part of the East Ham Civic Campus Masterplan. 

Javier has been actively involved in a wide range of projects including the Art & Design Academy at Liverpool John Moores University and the Southbank Centre Masterplan, London. He has worked on numerous projects at Stowe School, including the New Girls Boarding House and Art School and the current New Boys Boarding House, and has supervised the construction of residential schemes in South Kilburn.

Javier is currently working on the residential proposals for the Fairfield Masterplan as part of a new cultural quarter in the centre of Croydon. 

Lilian Swanson Senior Associate

Lilian has been a key member of the MICA team since 2012, becoming an associate after four years working in the practice. Lilian leads the coordination of bids submissions, PR and marketing and graphics for the practice.

Lilian brings experience in team management and architectural design competitions, graphic design for communications on both screen and for print, producing reports for planning applications and heritage statements, website design and management, co-ordination of quality assurance, and PR and Marketing.

Victoria Timberlake Associate

Victoria is an experienced Architect and has played a pivotal role at MICA for several years - most recently as the Architect responsible for delivering our award-winning low carbon Hands Building. She carried the project from the early design phases with the client of Mansfield College, before leading the design team in the transition to a novated role working with Beard construction. The beautiful award-winning building is a testament to her measured and pragmatic design skills, and her calm demeanour and excellent organisational skills make her an invaluable team player. She continues to work closely with Mansfield College in the development of the college masterplan, which has been with MICA since 2006.

The Jesus College Northgate House project, currently on site, has also benefited from Victoria’s expertise in the detailed and technical design phases: as a result she is uniquely placed in her in-depth knowledge of off-site fabrication and cross-laminated timber structures for student accommodation. The Northgate House is a new multi-purpose building that combines a digital hub, student accommodation, retail space and new garden quad under one roof.

Victoria has previously worked on various projects including Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre for the London Borough of Newham as part of the transformative East Ham Civic Campus Masterplan; a new hotel at Paradise Square Oxford, and the Ipswich Museum Arts Campus Masterplan which involves an extensive refurbishment of the Museum and Arts Hub.

Victoria also leads the MICA in-house BIM development team, exploring ways that we can build upon our expertise to deliver the most efficient projects for our clients, not only in built form but in efficiency of process, allowing for real time 3D design team input and exchange.

Jessie Turnbull Senior Associate

Jessie brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice having worked on numerous cultural, commercial and residential schemes in America, Japan and the UK.

Jessie completed her architectural training at Cambridge University in the UK and Princeton University in the United States, and she recently led the design and delivery of the major new facility, the H B Allen Centre, for Keble College in Oxford, including student accommodation and education facilities, all centred around a new sixth quad for the city.

Jessie is also currently part of the team developing designs for Cheltenham Ladies’ College, informing an Estate Masterplan Framework setting out the future needs of the College for the next 20-25 years, as well as bringing her expertise to the team developing the Fairfield Masterplan in the London Borough of Croydon.

Through her commitment to fostering equal opportunity for all in the profession, Jessie has been instrumental in the practice’s partnership with the Women in Architecture campaign which aims to increase commitments to equality within the profession and raise the profile of women across the construction industry. Jessie has been key in setting up our inhouse Equality Forum which aims to evaluate the company’s procedures and initiatives in order ensure equality, opportunity and development for all, and is our key link to the Social Mobility Foundation.

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