"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 the 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 Byron RIBA
BA (Hons) MArch DipArch RIBA

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Delyth joined Stanesby Architecture in 2021 and has over 30 years’ experience working across numerous sectors. Delyth has particular expertise in managing and co-ordinating large complex schemes, relishing the logistical challenge of refurbishing listed buildings and integrating contemporary architecture into heritage sites.


Delyth holds the philosophy that sound technical detailing with appropriate forms of contract, quality and cost control are all essential for project success. She is very client facing and strives to build long lasting relationships with them by providing a good service.

Delyth Williams RIBA
BA(Hons)Arch  Dip.Arch  M.Arch RIBA 

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David Miles RIBA
Senior Architect
BA (Hons) BArch RIBA

David joined Stanesby Architecture in 2021 and has over 10 years’ experience working across a variety of sectors, focusing most recently on the hospitality and residential sectors.  

David has excellent technical skills and is adept at working with all parties to successfully deliver projects from inception through to completion.

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Anne Wood RIBA
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
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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Tom Chappels
BA (Hons) MArch RIBA

Tom joined Stanesby Architecture in 2021, after gaining experience with award winning Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects where his projects ranged from feasibility work for a mixed-use 1000-unit scheme in Neasden, to a successful planning application for a row of 7 mews houses in the highgate conservation Area.

Tom is a hard-working, enthusiastic and motivated individual with a curiosity for and interest in good design and problem-solving. He has excellent hand drawing and graphic skills which enable him to convey design aspirations effortlessly. 

Maliwan Hicketts
BA(Hons)Arch M.Arch ARB

Maliwan joined Stanesby Architecture in 2021 having qualified as an Architect the year before. She has worked predominantly in the high-end residential sector, in both the UK and China, gaining experience across all RIBA stages.

Mal has a hands-on approach, a flair for design and enjoys the process of seeing a project through from inception to completion.


Manraj Bhogal
Part II Architectural Assistant
BArch MArch

Manni joined Stanesby Architecture in 2021 following completion of his Part II studies at Kingston University of Art. Manni's previous experience in practice focused on the high-end residential sector and he was involved in a number of exciting projects from inception through to completion.


Manni has a keen eye for detailing and is interested in materiality, enjoying model making as a way to explore how materials can be used and applied. 

Billy O'Carroll
Part II Architectural Assistant 
B.Sc M.Arch

Billy joined Stanesby Architecture in 2021 after completing his Part II studies at University College Dublin.


Billy is interested in the human experience of architecture, how people feel when they enter a building and why the architecture has made them feel that way.


Billy has experience in the residential sector both at the early design stages and during the detail and construction phases. 


Linda Thomas

Practice Manager

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.



Melanie Ballesta
PA & Office Manager

Melanie joined Stanesby Architecture in early 2022 having previously supported architecture studios through office management and personal assistance.

Melanie believes the human factor is the base of any organisation, and that's what moves her to put her heart in supporting the team. Proactive and optimist, she acts as the bond that keeps all the pieces in our office together, as she ensures the smooth running of all aspects of the practice.