"It’s about Honesty. Good architecture is about letting a site or building be true to its setting, purpose and use."

- Gary Stanesby


Stanesby Architecture is a London based practice formed in 2016 by Gary Stanesby.

The work of the practice is based on a strong commitment to design and creative dialogue with our clients and consultants. This has allowed us to consistently produce quality architecture which delivers for both clients and end users.

We believe that collaboration at all stages and investing in strong relationships with clients and design teams has led to the success of our projects and practice.


Current projects range from high-end residential and hospitality to community uses and sensitive heritage driven projects.


Our enthusiasm, collective skill base and belief that every project deserves a bespoke design approach, has led to a diverse and expanding portfolio.


Gary established Stanesby Architecture in 2016 after leaving Purcell UK where he was a Senior Partner. Gary was instrumental in developing the high-end residential and hospitality sectors for the practice.


Gary's key client and consultant relationships have been fundamental to success of Stanesby Architecture. These relationships have been developed through Gary's ability to deliver the aspirations of the client within the context of challenging sites and historic buildings.


Gary’s passion for Architecture stems from his technical background, where he developed a commitment to unlocking complicated projects through detailed investigation and championing the importance of quality. Gary’s 30 years experience in the construction industry and belief that every project requires a bespoke and considered approach, complements and shapes his company’s attitude to design today. 



Gary Stanesby RIBA



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Ailie joined Stanesby Architecture in 2018 having spent the previous four years in Hong Kong, working alongside Herzog & de Meuron on the $1bn redevelopment of the Central Police Station Compound. Whilst in Hong Kong, Ailie developed her passion for education acting as Visiting Tutor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and sitting on the RIBA’s Hong Kong Chapter Committee.


Ailie has a particular interest in how buildings go together, believing the key to successful design lies in the detailing. She takes great pleasure in working through complex design issues and overseeing their construction on site. Her drive, enthusiasm and pragmatic approach has enabled her to make significant contributions to a number of high profile projects both in the UK and abroad.


Ailie is a member of the SPAB and the Hong Kong Institute of Conservation Architects.

Ailie Clark RIBA



BA (Hons) MArch DipArch RIBA

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Anne Wood RIBA

Project Architect & Interior Designer


BA (Hons) BArch RIBA

Anne Joined Stanesby Architecture in 2017 with over 10 years’ experience, working as an Architect and Senior Interior Designer.  Anne brings with her a wealth of knowledge across a broad section of projects, including major hotel projects for 'Hotel du Vin' and sensitive heritage driven schemes.

Anne has a passion for understanding projects as a whole entity, meaning she has significant skill at all stages from concept to delivery.

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Chris Octive

Project Architect


BA (Hons) MArch RIBA

Chris joined Stanesby Architecture in early 2019, after gaining experience in a wide variety of sectors at various studios across London.

Chris’ early career focused on masterplans and large, mixed use/residential schemes, at Harper Downie Architects, before developing his keen eye for design whilst working on a number of bespoke, high end, residential projects at award winning practice Bureau de Change Architects.


More recently he has worked for high-end, luxury retailers such as Acne Studios, Celine and Ulysse Nardin developing their concept designs, technical information and delivering their flagship stores both nationally and internationally.

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Flavio Pettinelli

Architectural Assistant 


LSCU Architettura U.E. 4/S

Flavio Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2014 and joined Stanesby Architecture in 2018.


Before joining Stanesby Architecture, Flavio gained significant experience in housing and regeneration schemes working in the Netherlands for different studios in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.


Flavio is interested in the topic of transformation in architecture and is a skilled artist, creating interesting and effective visual aids to successfully represent architectural proposals. 


Raphael Dobryniewski

Architectural Assistant 


BA (Hons)

Raph graduated from London Southbank University in 2017 and joined Stanesby Architecture in 2019.


Before joining Stanesby Architecture, Raph worked predominantly in small practice which enabled him to gain a wide range of experiences from initial concept design through to technical detailing and on-site delivery.


Raph has a keen aesthetic eye and is adept at sketching, model making and creating visual aids to effectively present proposals.

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Linda Thomas

Practice Manager

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After over 20 years working in the marketing services sector, Linda made the move into the world of architecture in April 2018. 


Linda brings with her a wealth of experience from her various roles as Finance Director, Commercial Director and HR Director and in her position of Practice Manager, she is responsible for all financial, legal, HR and office related matters within the business.