Ethos

Our commitment to design quality and spaces that work is matched by our design integrity, culture and attention to detail. Our architecture is about how people experience place and how place affects them.

Our work reconnects people with their environment through the careful manipulation of the sensual qualities of light, material and space. We create spaces that support and encourage the expression of contemporary life.

Quality

We have built our reputation on the quality of our designs and delivery of projects, our attention to detail and our passion for connecting people to their environment. Every aspect of a design, from the choice of materials to the physical and cultural context, is carefully considered to create an exemplary space.

Directors and associates are closely involved in every project to ensure quality control and client satisfaction, supported by our thorough quality management procedures.

Our ability to exceed the expectations of clients and create exceptional architecture has been recognised with more than 100 awards.

Our quality management system has ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Communication

We put the dialogue with clients, users and stakeholders at the heart of the design process. We always take time to thoroughly analyse and explore your brief, challenging assumptions and preconceptions. Our lateral thinking ensures the final design strategy is one that delivers the maximum potential from each site, and a design that is practical, flexible and open to the future. Our creativity lies in our ability to think, develop and visualise ideas in three dimensions.

Ideas start life in sketches but to physically capture the experience of a space we work with models – sometimes life-size details – to ensure a cohesive and coordinated design that helps clients, users and stakeholders fully understand the final space.

Sustainability

We believe that sustainability in its broadest sense needs to be at the heart of the design strategy in order to create exceptional projects. We work closely with clients and the design team to ensure that all aspects of sustainability are carefully considered throughout the brief and programme development, from low energy design, to water use, materials, construction, inclusivity and the ‘sense of place’ that makes buildings socially successful.

Sustainable development can be defined as development that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability to meet the needs of the future. For us, sustainable design is inherent to good design, and is never considered as a separate issue.

Environmental Sustainability
Maintaining the natural environment and not exploiting its resources at rates greater than those at which they are renewed.

Stanton Williams’ approach to sustainability in design is holistic, focusing on the creation of high quality environments, adaptability and future proof construction.

We design the form and organisation of our buildings to produce a sustainability strategy that maximises both the location, orientation and massing of the building to its greatest effect using sources of natural ventilation and daylight. Wherever possible we aim to develop passive solutions, which are fully integrated into the architectural design and which are cost-effective and easy for the users to operate. This approach has enabled us to exceed energy ratings targets of many of our completed projects, and to deliver BREEAM ‘Excellent’ buildings

All projects are unique and a bespoke sustainability plan is developed for each scheme.


Social Sustainability
Meeting the needs of a cohesive society

We define social sustainability as being about people's quality of life and the strength of a community, now and in the future. Social sustainability is considered through every aspect of our design, we consider the character, adaptability and amenities of the places we are creating, and the safety and wellbeing of occupants and users.

Our commitment to social sustainability begins at the early stages of the development with our community engagement strategy where we engage with the local communities to ensure we meet their aspirations for the development.


Economic Sustainability
Securing long term economic viability

Our focus on high quality environments seeks to create well-regarded places which continue to generate value for their clients over their entire lifetime.

To obtain a copy of our environmental policy please contact the studio.