Alan Stanton RA studied at the Architectural Association in London and 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, he worked with Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers on the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and following its completion taught at the Architectural Association and established his own practice working on projects in the UK, France and Italy.
In 1985 Stanton, together with Paul Williams, formed the practice Stanton Williams. As founding directors they have been responsible for the creative direction of the practice since its inception, and continue to have a leading design role in the studio’s projects. Notable projects include: Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire, The Wellcome Trust Millennium Seedbank, Tower Hill, the recently completed campus for University of the Arts London at King’s Cross, the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, the London 2012 Paralympic Games Eton Manor venue. The practice is currently working on a number of significant urban projects in London including King’s Cross Square, along with international projects at the Musée d’Art de Nantes in France and the Stadtmueum in Berlin.
Alan Stanton has been Vice President of the Architectural Association Council, and a member of CABE design review panel and the RIBA Awards Committee. He was elected a Royal Designer for Industry in 2005 and is currently a Trustee of Open City.