Mr. Stanbury has been involved in design and construction for over 40 years. Born in Hampshire, England, he spent his childhood on military bases in Gibraltar, Malta and Germany with his father who was an officer in the British Army. Mr. Stanbury studied architecture at Chepstow Military College in Wales. After leaving Chepstow, he joined Naismith Engineering in Portsmouth, a design, research and development engineering company. There he worked with some of the top engineers of the day, designing components for the Hawker Siddley Harrier jump jet project, the first vertical takeoff jet in the world.
Mr. Stanbury left England in 1969 to pursue his career in architecture and construction with WC French, a British development company in the Bahamas. He started as an assistant and quickly became the project foreman, managing a crew of 200 men in the construction of high-rise buildings. This work soon took him to the outer islands where he worked on high-end custom beachfront homes on Treasure Key and Great Harbor Key.
In 1976, Mr. Stanbury moved to New York City where he was awarded contracts to design and build homes for many high-profile celebrities and businessmen. Mr. Stanbury designed and remodeled actor Robert De Niro’s three-story Tribeca loft. Following that project, he became Mr. De Niro’s consultant for his Tribeca film center, a ten-story facility containing the Tribeca Grill, production offices, studios and a 70-seat, state-of-the-art THX screening room. Mr. Stanbury also excelled in the film and video post-production facilities field, working with such entities as the award-winning Manhattan Transfer Edit Studios. In 1989, Mr. Stanbury won the Manhattan Transfer/Edit Facility Achievement Award.
In 1992, Mr. Stanbury moved to Miami Beach, Florida, where he designed and built many high-end waterfront homes. After experiencing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he dedicated himself to designing and building hurricane-resistant homes that would keep their occupants safe and sustainable during and after damaging storms.
In 2014, Mr. Stanbury was invited to Sarasota, Florida to design a beach home on Lido Key. It will be a modern, curvilinear, yacht-inspired 15,000 square foot, cutting-edge, hands-free, voice-activated smart home. Mr. Stanbury’s goal is to use the most advanced, innovative technologies to create one-of-a-kind, sculptured homes. He has also embarked on designing unique, geometrically-balanced homes that can expand from 3,000 to 6,000 square feet, in a cost-effective and time-saving manner.