Mr. Stanbury has been involved with construction and design for over four decades. Born in Hampshire, England, he spent his childhood on military bases in Gibraltar, Malta and Germany along with his father who was simply an official from the British Army. Mr. Stanbury studied architecture at Chepstow Military College in Wales. After leaving Chepstow, he joined Naismith Engineering in Portsmouth, a design, development and research engineering company. There he worked many of the top engineers through the day, designing components for that 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 from the Bahamas. He soon started as an assistant and quickly took over as the project foreman, managing a crew of 200 men in the construction of high-rise buildings. The job soon took him towards the outer islands where he handled 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 style and create homes for several high-profile celebrities and businessmen. Mr. Stanbury designed and remodeled actor Robert De Niro%u2019s three-story Tribeca loft. After that project, he became Mr. De Niro%u2019s consultant for his Tribeca film center, a ten-story facility containing the Tribeca Grill, production offices, studios as well as a 70-seat, state-of-the-art THX screening room. Mr. Stanbury also excelled inside the film and video post-production facilities field, dealing with such entities because the award-winning Manhattan Transfer Edit Studios. In 1989, Mr. Stanbury won the Manhattan Transfer/Edit Facility Achievement Award.
In 1992, Mr. Stanbury gone to live in Miami Beach, Florida, where he designed and built many high-end waterfront homes. After experiencing and enjoying the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he dedicated himself to designing and building hurricane-resistant homes that could keep their occupants safe and sustainable after and during damaging storms.
In 2014, Mr. Stanbury was invited to Sarasota, Florida to style the seaside home on Lido Key. It will be a contemporary, curvilinear, yacht-inspired 15,000 sq . ft ., cutting-edge, hands-free, voice-activated smart home. Mr. Stanbury%u2019s goal is by using probably the most advanced, innovative technologies to make one-of-a-kind, sculptured homes. He’s got also embarked on designing unique, geometrically-balanced homes that can expand from 3,000 to six,000 square feet, inside a cost-effective and time-saving manner.