Our Approach

Stanley Architects design simple, elegant buildings and alterations with internal layouts driven by the functional relationships between their uses, whilst celebrating craftsmanship.

We take the time to listen to our clients, bringing our experience and expertise to the table in order to create unique and inspiring designs that suit both the project budget and timescales. Many of these projects have received commendations and awards for ingenuity and design.

Stanley Architects is not a planning and drafting service. We provide a unified design solution that has been thoughtfully considered and is co-ordinated right through to completion of the project.

We are open-minded, lateral thinkers: thriving upon new challenges; seeking innovative solutions to problems; always striving to provide contemporary designs that are both simple and elegant.

Considered solutions

Depending on the context, we may propose a contrasting design solution or one that fits comfortably with its neighbours. Even with projects that involve historic or listed building work, we believe that a modern design solution will enhance the existing context.

The reuse of existing buildings is important and we have the expertise, skills and qualifications for adapting and reusing redundant buildings in our towns and cities. This is a sustainable approach to the existing building stock.

Daylight and artificial lighting are always considered and will influence the design layouts to ensure different experiences for the occupants during different times of day.

The materials selected will be robust and are often a combination of natural, traditional and modern technologies. We believe in utilising products and materials that are fit for purpose and will always investigate opportunities to incorporate new systems where these have been proven to be of benefit in the industry.

"Our clients are at the centre of everything we do."

A home for LIVING

We understand that our projects will be experienced by people of all ages in a variety of circumstances. The places that we live in are important to us: they are our private spaces where we go after work, where we bring up our families, where we entertain our friends. We have many memories and emotional ties with our homes.

Whether clients want to completely transform their home or add some additional space that enhances their existing one, we will listen to them and test the Brief, ensuring that the completed project retains a consistent ‘look and feel’ and remains their home.

Our clients are at the centre of everything that we do; above all, our aim is to create homes which they will enjoy living in.

“We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” - Winston Churchill