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Ian Staniland

RIBA -  Chartered Architect

B.Arch (Natal). Pr.Arch, MIArch, CIA



Phone: +44 (0) 758 4969 728

              +27 (0)  83 2592 706

Architect and Artist

As an experienced and dedicated built environment professional who has for 25 years, directed and managed a medium size architectural practice, successfully completing over 500 projects within that period. He is a team leader with a talent to keep projects on track and within financial and time constraints. An excellent communicator with the ability to negotiate and resolve matters on all levels. Ian is fastidious about details and accuracy of information and able to multi-task many projects simultaneously. He is an extremely competent designer with the ability, talent and skill to research, resolve, present and complete complex projects of a large variety. He has experience in managing sensitively and creatively a varied range of heritage and conservation projects.


As a self taught innovative artist, he explores multiple subjects in a broad variety of media. Subjects are strongly influenced by the environment and context within which Ian finds himself. A serious consciousness for environmental matters initiated the up-cycling of old windows as works of art.


March 2017          - Clifton Art Club - Suspension Bridge Gallery

September 2017  - Bristol Art Trail - Open Studio

October 2017       - Woodland Art & Sculpture Park

December 2017   - Clifton Art Club - Victoria Methodist Church

December 2017   - Savilles - Clifton

Work experience

February 2016 – August 2016                                                                                            June 1993 – September 2016

Project / Heritage Consultant                                                                                          Principal Architect / Director

GAPP Architects And Urban Designers (Pty) Ltd                                                         Ian Staniland Architects CC  

  • Manage design team and technical staff                                                                    Procure work and prepare bids for projects

  • On site evaluation and recording of building history, details and structure         Manage design team and technical staff

  • Detail design of contemporary alterations and additions                                        Evaluate design with client and regulatory authorities

  • Guidance and recommendation on heritage matters and practice                        Prepare contractual documentation - review costs

  • Co-ordination and integration of new services                                                           Administer the tender and appointment process

  • Compliance with building , heritage and OHS regulations                                        Manage the construction process and payment

  • Document management and control                                                                           Close out and complete project and certification



January 1989 - December 1993                                                                                          June 1988 - December 1988

Associate Architect                                                                                                              Architect in training (Graduate)

Andrews and Niegeman Architects                                                                                Thiel and Weyers Architects


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2010 - present
2010 - present

       University                 M.Phil (Conservation Studies) - University of Cape Town  (in progress part time) 

                                             B.Arch - University of Natal , Durban, Natal (1980 - 1987)

       High School              Westville Boys High School,  Westville, Natal (1975 - 1979)

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