Stanton Williams was founded by Alan Stanton and Paul Williams in 1985 following extensive individual careers in teaching and practice in the UK, Europe and the US.

They have been working with fellow directors Gavin Henderson and Patrick Richard for over 20 years in a studio, which now has an established team of over 90 people with four directors, two associate directors and fifteen associates.

The practice’s shared passion for art and architecture continues to guide our design ethos.

We have successfully completed numerous high profile architectural, urban design, masterplanning, exhibition and interior design projects, winning more than 100 awards.

The scope of our work to date includes culture, education, research, commerce, sports and leisure, residential, public realm and retail projects for both public and private clients.

Each project challenges us to constantly renew our creativity that, together with our breadth of experience, allows us to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

Patrick Richard

Patrick Richard joined Stanton Williams in 1995. Most recently, Patrick has been Director in charge of several high profile projects including the extension and transformation of the Musée d’Art in the city of Nantes in France and the new London Underground and Crossrail entrances and Plaza on Tottenham Court Road.

Patrick was also responsible for Hackney Marshes Centre sports and education hub, the House of Fraser flagship department store in Bristol, the award winning student accommodation for Cranfield University, a major public square and gateway for the city of Geneva and an award winning private house in Lugano in Switzerland.

Patrick is passionate about the relationship between landscape and architecture, the urban realm and the role of architecture as a catalyst for regeneration.

Patrick lectures regularly in the UK and abroad, and has been a visiting critic at Westminster University, the department of Architecture and spatial studies at London Metropolitan University, Central Saint Martins MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments and the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne in Switzerland.

He is an Academician for the Academy of Urbanism (AoU), a cross sector organisation expanding urban discourse and promoting great placemaking.
Patrick studied at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland under Professor Luigi Snozzi. During his studies, Patrick worked for architect Zaha Hadid in London.

After graduating, Patrick worked in Switzerland, then independently in France winning a major commission for the masterplanning of the town of Pomier in Beaujolais as well as a finalist for the masterplan of a new quarter in the city of Grenoble in France.