The team is the driving force behind the studio’s output, collaborative work on a variety of schemes has frequently proven that more can be achieved when the matrix of our individual skills are brought together to secure the core of our methodology. The breadth of our productions reflects our responsible solutions and holistic approach to achieving bespoke products, always loyal to the principles we have developed through the coalescing of our architectural training.

Studio Idealyc


BA (hons) Arch MA RCA

Born in 1976, Seville, Southern Spain, Francisco, also known as 'Curro' came to London in 2000 to commence a degree in Architecture at University of Greenwich. He was awarded a First Class Honours and nominated for two RIBA President Medals Awards for design project & dissertation.

Following two years of professional work and whilst setting up this practice, he took an MA in Architecture and Interiors at the Royal College of Art in London. At the RCA Curro was nominated for the Design for our Futures Shelves Awards, sponsored by Conran Foundation. The RCA provided him the opportunity for collaboration and working across platforms with an integrated approach.

Fusing design with construction in the context of the built environment brought about a wealth of opportunities. This was further reinforced through his interest in literature and travel. Curro is fascinated how these art forms generate architecture, but above all, the art of the 'maker'.

For as long he cares to remember he always wanted to work on architecture. Since 2005 Curro has completed several dozen projects for private clients. To him the process of making is as important as the final product, and it is this essence that he endeavours to bring out in his work as both a designer and teacher.


BA (hons) Dip Arch UCL

Gayle obtained her BA in Architecture at Greenwich University where she met Curro a decade ago. She obtained experience in the industry after her former tutor, impressed with the previous years work, invited her to join his team. She gained her Part II in the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), where she increased her design and technical skills through the completion of her post graduate course.

Her role in the practice involves many things including design and construction detailing, liaising with other consultants and contract administration.

Architectural Assistant

Matthew has recently completed his BA Architecture qualification at the University of Manchester and is keen to apply the skills he has developed in design, graphic communication and urbanism to realizing the most desirable outcomes for projects of all scales. He is inspired by contemporary culture and recognizes the need to consolidate modern living with traditional ideas of the family, building on historic precedent and moving towards a more integrated society.

Project Architect


Marta studied in the Escuela Tecnica Superior of Architecture in Seville, graduating in June 2011. From there she grasped an understanding of architecture, as well as gaining a passion for it. Desiring further challenges still Marta chose to travel to London to follow her love for architectural development and experience first hand the contemporary changes that are apparent about the city.

Practicing architecture Marta strives to push the boundaries of environmental design, not afraid of innovative thought and practice. This combined with an interest in structure and detailing proves a stimulating platform where by to start a promising career in architecture.

Daniel Staines. BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE

Retained Consultant

Close collaboration between the designer and structural engineer is a key component for achieving a coherent and pragmatic proposal and many of our clients benefit from the advice Daniel and his colleagues have to offer. After becoming fully Chartered, Daniel set up his own engineering firm in 1997, offering design and construction consultancy to a range of clients in the residential and commercial sectors. His business has since expanded to 3 offices across England and his work has led him across the country. He has been involved with Studio Idealyc as in-house consultant for over a year, providing invaluable advice on structural issues and producing the calculations for many of our residential and commercial schemes.

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