Designer Profile: Chalk Architecture

Chalk Architecture is an architectural practice based in Brighton. Chalk is a material that means a lot to the practice. It is a symbol of their regional and national identity – the Long Man of Wilmington, the White Cliffs – and it is the embodiment of their approach to design, that brings together placemaking, architecture, interiors and branding.

Chalk Architecture know that every development has an impact on its surroundings – from the high street, to the city, and beyond. They recognise their role as placemakers, and take seriously the responsibility that comes with creating buildings and transforming the urban realm. This means that sustainability is part of their common-sense approach to design, and ‘not just a bandwagon that happens to be passing’.

In this 15th anniversary year of the Sleep & Eat event, Chalk Architecture will be partnering with international hotel and resort brand, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, to create a future-facing guestroom that gives us a glimpse into what to expect from hotel guestrooms over the next 15 years.

Chalk Architecture
Project: Cafe Milano | Pictured: Paul Nicholson

Speaking on the partnership for Sleep & Eat, Chris Lee, Director of Architecture, Design & Construction for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, explains:

“This year’s theme captured our imagination and enticed us to participate in Sleep & Eat 2020. We have been given the opportunity to approach guestroom design with a truly open mind and to bring our vision to life. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to work with our extended team including the inspiring designer Paul Nicholson at Chalk Architecture; Katie Brinsmead-Stockham for Hotel Hussy; and Professor Layton Reid and his students at the University of West London.”