• Lee Staniforth

    Managing Director

    Architect

    BA(Hons) Dip ARCH RIBA

    Lee is the founding director of the practice and is able to offer over 25 years of practical experience to any project, having worked on residential schemes, conversions, large commercial and industrial projects, car showrooms, business parks, hotels. Lee is “hands-on” and ensures that the practice maintains its forward looking philosophy, whilst delivering a high quality product and service to our clients.
  • Simon Cretney

    Associate

    Architect

    BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) PGDipAP RIBA

    Simon has considerable design skills, from individual bespoke buildings to complex mixed-use urban sites, with experience in retail, office, leisure, medical, care, student and residential sectors. Simon has also achieved success in design competitions, having won several awards for his architecture and photography, and being nominated for two RIBA President’s Medals.
  • Mathew Bell

    Associate

    Architect

    BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) PGDipAP RIBA

    Matt is a considerably experienced architect, with extensive work in the health and education sectors. He is a great all-rounder with excellent design skills, construction knowledge and job running expertise.
    He joined Staniforth Architects in 2015 bringing his considerable knowledge and experience as well as his expertise in BIM modelling and management. Matt is running some of our most high profile jobs, from concept design to completion.
  • Dan Curran

    Architectural Technologist

    ACIAT

    Dan has considerable experience in technical detailing, coming from an experienced commercial background.
  • Matthew Staton

    Architect

    BA(Hons) March PGCert RIBA

    Matt is an extremely valuable member of the team, initially undertaking his year of professional experience with us and going on to qualify last year. He is an excellent designer with a very keen eye for detail. Matt enjoys getting into the “nuts and bolts” of a scheme and has an interest in urban design.
  • Ian Palmer

    Director

    Architect

    BA(Hons) Dip ARCH PS RIBA

    Ian has been a fully qualified Architect since 1997 having studied full time principally in Leicester but also in Birmingham and Los Angeles. Ian’s extensive design and on-site job running experience includes: residential and conversion, car showrooms, industrial storage and offices, commercial offices and business parks, site infrastructure and large-scale medical centre schemes across the UK
  • Darren Thomas

    Associate

    Architectural Technologist

    ACIAT

    Darren is one of our qualified technical experts whose ability and eye for detail make him a key member of our team. Having delivered projects in most sectors during his 14 years of experience, his valuable knowledge of housing, educational buildings, sports facilities, student residences, barn conversions and industrial & commercial schemes is regularly put to great use.
  • Vaughan Stillman

    Residential Design Manager

    MCIAT

    Vaughan has specialised in residential design for over 20 years, gaining experience within private practice and with national house-builders. Vaughan is focused on achieving optimum development value out of any scheme for the client, and taking great pleasure developing innovative responses to the brief; combining inside knowledge of housing developers’ requirements, and a special interest in historic vernacular architecture.
  • Charles Kennett

    Architect

    BA(Hons) March PGDipAP RIBA

    Charles qualified as an Architect in 2014 and has contributed to a wide range of high profile projects throughout the United Kingdom, including the Institute of Translational Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Royal Wharf London, one of the largest and most complex mixed-use residential led developments in London.
    Charles joined Staniforth Architects in May 2015 bringing with him considerable design skills and experience, as well as an enthusiasm for strong architectural design.
    Whilst studying at the Leicester School of Architecture, Charles explored ‘How Architecture Influences Healing’ and received a number of honours and awards, most notably being shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Silver Medal and receiving the MAKE Architects Award.
  • Shane Anderson

    Architectural Assistant

    BA(Hons) MA

  • Peter Staniforth

    Director

    Solicitor (retired)

    Peter holds the financial reins for the practice, and has helped keep the growth steady which is remarkable considering the market in which the practice has expanded. Peter specialises in company, commercial and insurance disputes and litigation. Retired from private practice in 2007 preferring to concentrate on the affairs of Staniforth Architects with responsibility for all legal insurance and financial matters.
  • Mark Macmanard

    Associate

    Chartered Architectural Technologist

    MCIAT ACIOB

    Mark has 16 years’ experience in the technical delivery of projects up to the value of £32 million working with many large high street names and he has gained experience in nearly all of the main building sectors. As an experienced architectural technologist Mark has a strong background in design detailing, specification writing, dealing with day-to-day technical issues as well as being conversant with Autodesk’s AutoCad and Revit software packages. Mark qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologist in 2015 and has been actively involved in the East Midlands regional committee since 2009.
  • James Evans

    Senior Architectural Technologist

  • Luke Kenney

    Architect

    BA(Hons) March PGDipAP RIBA

    Luke has been with us throughout his architectural studies, starting with his Part 1 placement. He is now a valued member of the practice recently having qualified as a fully fledged Architect. Working closely with the technical team Luke’s design and technical skills flourish, with excellent problem solving and a calm and collected manner.
  • Ted

    Our conscience and our sanity

    Responsible for debt recovery, office security and general staff well-being. Prone to over-licking and occasional bad wind.