Alan Stanton

 
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Alan formed the partnership with Paul Williams in 1985. As founding directors they have been responsible for the creative direction of the practice since its inception.

Alan has been Vice President of the Architectural Association Council, and a member of CABE design review panel and the RIBA Awards Committee. He has lectured extensively in this country and abroad, and has acted as external examiner at the Architectural Association, Kingston University, University of East London, Oxford Brookes University and Glasgow School of Art. Alan was elected a Royal Designer for Industry in 2005 and a Royal Academician in 2010. He is currently an external examiner at Greenwich University.

Through lectures and the publication of work he promotes a distinctive architectural vision based on the belief that a profound understanding of space is a prerequisite for great architecture, and that context and heritage are creative forces in design.

After studying at the Architectural Association in London, Alan worked briefly with Norman Foster before moving to California to study at UCLA, where he was awarded a fellowship in Urban Design. During his time in California he co-founded ‘Chrysalis’ with a group of architects and artists. Returning to Europe, Alan worked with Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Following its completion in 1977, he taught at the Architectural Association and established his own practice working on projects in the UK, France and Italy.

Paul Williams

 
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Paul formed the partnership with Alan Stanton in 1985. As founding directors they have been responsible for the creative direction of the practice since its inception.

He is currently an architectural advisor to CABE, to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and St Paul’s Cathedral. He is as a trustee of ‘Space Studios’ and previously a trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery.

Paul is actively involved with concept and design development of many of the studio projects and is currently in charge of the new UAL campus for Central Saint Martins at King’s Cross and the Eton Manor site for the London Olympics. He has been responsible for many projects including Compton Verney Art Gallery, the Millennium Seedbank and the practice’s exhibitions and museum installations.

Paul has been a visiting critic and lectured regularly at Universities and Institutes in the UK and abroad and acted as an external examiner at Westminster, Plymouth and Dundee Schools of Art.

He is currently an examiner at Birmingham University School of Architecture.

After graduating from Birmingham College of Architecture, Paul headed the V&A Museum Design Department for nearly 4 years before being awarded a research grant to study Museum and Gallery Design at Yale. Returning to London in 1980, he set up his own London based practice designing permanent and temporary exhibition installations for a number of the world’s major museums and art galleries. Paul was the first design trained British architect to be registered by ARB (Architect Registration Board) and was awarded the title of Royal Designer (RDI) in 2005 for sustained excellence in design throughout his career.

Gavin Henderson

 
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Gavin joined Stanton Williams in 1994. He has a particular interest in the development and culture of cities and the role of public space. He has worked on a number of the practices high profile projects, including Compton Verney and Millennium Seedbank and public realm proposals for Sloane Square. He was the director responsible for delivering the new Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and is currently leading the project for a new city museum in Berlin.

Gavin has taught architecture studios at the University of North London and has been a visiting critic and lecturer at a number of UK schools of architecture.

He is currently a member of the National Design Review Panel for CABE and a Design Surgeon for Urban Design London.

Gavin studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University. He was awarded the RIBA Bronze Medal for his undergraduate work and a commendation for the RIBA Silver Medal for postgraduate work.

Patrick Richard

 
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Patrick Richard joined Stanton Williams in 1995. Patrick is currently Director in charge of several high profile projects including the extension and transformation of the Musée d’Art in the city of Nantes in France, the new sports facilities on Hackney Marshes, and the new London Underground and Crossrail entrances and Plaza on Tottenham Court road. Patrick was also responsible for the House of Fraser flagship department store in Bristol, the award winning student accommodation for Cranfield University, a major public square and gateway for the city of Geneva and an award winning private house in Lugano in Switzerland.

Patrick is passionate about the relationship between landscape and architecture, the urban realm and the role of architecture as a catalyst for regeneration.

Patrick regularly lectures and has been a visiting critic at Westminster University, the department of Architecture and spacial studies at London Metropolitan University, Central Saint Martins MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments and the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Patrick studied at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland under Professor Luigi Snozzi. During his studies, Patrick worked for architect Zaha Hadid in London. After graduating, Patrick worked in Switzerland, then independently in France winning a major commission for the masterplanning of the town of Pomier in Beaujolais as well as a finalist for the masterplan of a new quarter in the city of Grenoble in France.