david stanley architects
We are a London based architectural practice that was founded in 2003. The practice specializes in high quality residential and mixed-use developments.
Previous to establishing DSA, David worked for architectural firms in several major cities including Montreal, Paris and London. During that time he worked on a number of high profile projects on sensitive sites - for industry leading architectural firms - including the European Parliament Building in Strasbourg for Architecture Studio, the London Bankside redevelopment for Allies and Morrison Architects and the London Borough Viaduct redevelopment for Jestico+Whiles Architects.
Romy, having trained as an architect in Dresden, Paris and London, is an experienced architect who has worked on several award-winning projects for Jestico+Whiles Architects. She particularly likes exploring the minutiae - the details, texture and materiality that help characterise a space.
The practice enjoys meeting interesting and complex challenges with innovative, poetic and playful solutions. We believe that life is too short for bad design decisions.
“I only have positive feedback after my experience of working with David Stanley. He was the only architect who actually listened to me and gave sensible advice every step of the way. He really helped make a stressful time much more relaxing and I felt very safe in his hands. David helped us achieve everything we wanted to in a complex situation with a listed building.” - CK, Client Kensington
"David Stanley designed a beautiful Kitchen space for me - and bedrooms on the top floor - at my house in Barnes in London. The kitchen, in particular, was stunning, with oak framed sliding doors on two sites, leading onto a slate seating area and the garden beyond. He was always lovely to deal with and took great care to explaining things and to oversee the builders." - Diana Henry, Client (Chef and Cooking Writer), Barnes
“It is always a pleasure working with you as not only you are very efficient, professional, easy to work with and good with the London planning. But you have also very good ideas to brighten and making the space look bigger.” - Laurent Lakatos, Client Nottinghill
“We have worked with David Stanley Architects on a number of projects and have found working as a team with Dave to be a "productive pleasure". Dave approaches architecture with lots of innovative ideas for spaces and materials and he does a great job of managing the client/contractor relationship.” - Ranald Wright, Hennerton Construction
"Dave was suggested as an architect to us by a neighbour, and he drew up the Designs and made the Planning Application for our large basement in RBKC, and it sailed through the process. He then refined the drawings, offering some great quirky ideas as requested and ultimately always fulfilling our brief with his experience and humour. The finished plans are fantastic, we have gained 2 large en-suite bedrooms, a wine cellar and a huge kitchen / diner / reception as well a courtyard. And of course a friend. We look forward to our next project with him." - Simon Sanders, Client Nottinghill
“I have worked with David on many projects with varying degrees of complication. He really understands clients design aspirations and interprets them to work on a practical as well as design level. On one particularly difficult Grade II listed house, he worked closely with the client and the planners to resolve all issues so that the planners were satisfied and the client was happy. With his calm approach he made it seamless and a painless for which we were all very thankful.” - Nicole Mahal, Balance Project Management and Design
"Dave helped us rework the space in our ground floor London flat, moving the kitchen and improving access to the garden. He had some helpful suggestions about improving storage and making use of our high ceilings but limited footprint, and his drawings were invaluable in helping us to communicate with our contractor. Aside from that he was super pleasant to work with, interested in how we used the space and keen to help us use it better." - Abi Gliddon, Client Kennington
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