Lars Stanley Metalworks

bio

LARS AIKEN STANLEY
1901 E.M. Franklin Avenue
Austin, Texas  78723
Tel  512/445-0444
Fax  512/928-1788
lars@larsstanley.com
www.larsstanley.com

Lars Stanley translates his passion for the process of making into the making of
place, embedding human energy and an awareness of art and craftsmanship into a
diverse range of built projects.

His work as an architect and artist is rooted in understanding how the human
spirit and impulse are manifested through materials as they are transformed by
the work of the hand. His projects seek to nourish a richness of culture and
place, cultivating an intimate, human scale. Lars’ approach is characterized by
both the pragmatism associated with knowing the constraints of a material and
the artistry associated with understanding its opportunities.

Stanley was selected to receive the first Texas Society of Architects Citation of
Honor - Artisan’s Award, and in July 2009, he was named an Outstanding Alumnus,
the highest honor bestowed upon former students by the Texas A&M College of
Architecture. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of
Architects for his work with art and architecture.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1985 - Present
Owner of Stanley Architects and Artisans; and Lars Stanley Metalworks, Austin,
TX.  Work includes the design and construction of commissions for various
projects and clients, encompassing all aspects of architectural design,
sustainability and building construction. Experience includes public and
private commissions, public art commissions, and consulting with other design
firms on site and building details.

1982 - 1985
Architect with DBS Architects, El Paso, TX.
Experience included public and private commissions which encompassed all
aspects of planning, programming, design, construction documents, construction
administration, for a range of public and private clients.

1979 - 1981
Intern architect and designer/builder with Gerald Maffei, Architect, Bryan, TX.
Focus was on the design/build process and integrating the participation of
designer, builder, and end-user to create a successful project. Projects were
primarily residential. Served as construction manager and field superintendent
on primarily residential projects in practice focused on a fully integrated
design/build process.

1978 - 1979
Resident Instructor/Artist, Designer at Peaceable Kingdom School,
Washington-on-the-Brazos, TX.  Conducted arts workshops in various materials.
Designed and built several campus structures, including a new commercial
greenhouse and renovation of several resident cottages. Coordinated fabrication
of structural truss systems and construction of facilities.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

•  Registered Architect, Texas #9807.
•  Registered Architect, Nat’l. Council of Architectural Registration Boards #32761.
•  LEED Approved Planner

EDUCATION

•  Masters of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.

•  Bachelor of Environmental Design, Summa cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 1975.

•  Graduate studies in Scandinavia, College of Architecture, Pratt Institute, summer
   1979.  These studies focused on Alvar Aalto’s work in Finland; other studies
   included Arts and Crafts  period architecture in Helsinki, and art and furniture
   of Scandinavia.

•  Graduate studies, Charles W. Moore Program, College of Architecture, University of
   Texas at  Austin, 1989-90.  These studies included travels to Mexico and the
   Southwest, workshops with  artists and architects  including Kent Bloomer, J.B.
   Jackson, Donlyn Lyndon, others.

SELECTED PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2011  
•  Cotillion Park Pavilion Mobile, Dallas, TX
   Fabrication of 16’ elliptical mobile
•  Rivals, Northeast Regional Park, Recreational Fields Sculptures, El Paso, TX
•  Second Street Improvement Project, Austin TX
   In process; design and fabrication of sculptural element for prominent downtown
   corner; 2010
•  Rocky Johnson Softball Field, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
•  Pecan Springs Bus Shelter, Austin
   Design of sculptural steel bus shelter with vegetative roof
2009  
•  Stapleton Community Garden, Denver, CO
   Forged steel sculptures and gate for neighborhood community garden
•  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
   Design and fabrication of entry for Soccer Field
2008
•  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
   Design and fabrication of entry for Student Swim Center
•  Oro Valley Marketplace, Oro Valley, AZ
   Proposed art master plan and site specific works for 77 acre commercial development.
2007 
•  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
   Design and fabrication of courtyard gate and screens for new campus facility   
•  Domain Gate, Austin TX                                   
   Design and fabrication of condo entry gate for mixed-use development.
2006 
•  Triangle, Austin, TX
   Identifying sculptural landmark for a large mixed-use development.
•  Seven Meadow Sculpture, Houston, TX
   14‘ high sculptural forms
•  Southpark Roots, Austin TX
   Design and fabrication of organic root elements for commercial development.
•  Town Lake Park Railing, Austin TX
2005
•  Gus Garcia Desk, Austin TX
   Design and fabrication of feature desk for community center.
2002
•  Arts & Crafts Coordinator Great Streets Project
2000 
•  Railing components for Austin Bergstrom International Airport,
   Commissioned by the City of Austin, Design integration of railing components
1995 
•  LBJ Wildflower Center, Austin, TX               
   Crafted elements included door pulls, handrails, lighting, gates, etc.
1992
•  Firestation #17, Austin, TX
   Gates, Entry Pergola and light fixtures crafted to help establish community identity.

SELECTED ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSIONS

•  Mueller SE Swim Center, Austin, Texas
   New Pool Facilities, Park Amenities and Community Gardens
•  ACR Studio, Pottery Studio Facilities, Austin, Texas
•  Daniel E. Ruiz Library, Library Facilities, City of Austin, Austin, Texas
•  Franklin High School, El Paso ISD, El Paso, Texas
   Master Plan, Academic Facilities, Performing Arts Center, Athletic Building
•  Austin Waldorf School, Austin, Texas
   Campus Master Plan, Performing Arts Center, Athletic Building
•  Lake Austin Spa & Resort, Austin, Texas
   Master Plan for 10 acre campus site, Renovation of 11000 SF facility,
   Renovation of guestrooms
•  Fiesta Substation, Architectural Treatment, City of Austin, Austin, Texas
•  Americo Paredes Middle School, Academic Facilities, Austin, Texas
•  Zilker Park Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
   Entry Gate & Gazebo, Design integration of ornamental gate and memorial
   gazebo

SELECTED AWARDS / HONORS

•  Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 2010
•  Distinguished Alumni Award, Texas A & M University, 2009
•  Best Lakeside Park Amenity, Possum Point Gazebo, Austin Chronicle Award, 2008
•  Best New Public Building, Ruiz Library, Austin Chronicle Award, 2004
•  Design Merit Award, Assoc. of General Contractors, Austin Waldorf School, 2002
•  Best Spa - Lake Austin Spa and Resort, Austin Chronicle Award, 2001
•  Citation of Honor - Artisan, Texas Society of Architects, 1999
•  Best Architectural Metalwork, Austin Chronicle Award, 1999
•  Caudill Design Award - Franklin High School, TSA/TASA/TASB, 1996
•  Best Garden Design Element, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Chronicle Award, 1995
•  Honor Award, Outstanding Architectural Design for Franklin High School, El  Paso
   Chapter of  American Institute of Architects, 1995.
•  Design Award - Interiors, Fairey House, Austin Chapter of American Institute of
   Architects, 1993.
•  Design Award - Architectural Object, “Gate for Fire Station #17”, Austin Chapter
   of American  Institute of Architects, 1993.
•  Honor Award, Outstanding Architectural Design for Lee Moor Children’s Home Rural
   Campus, El  Paso Chapter of American Institute of Architects, Project designer
   for DBS Architects,    1992..
•  Merit Award-Outstanding Architectural Design for West Area High School, El Paso
   Chapter  of  American Institute of Architects, Project Architect for design,
   Stanley + PSA, Architects, 1992.
•  Design Excellence Award, City of Austin Design Commission, for Mt. Bonnell Gate,
   1990.
•  Design Excellence Award, City of Austin Design Commission, for artwork for Fire
   Station #17, 1991.
•  Kenneth D. Williams Honor Award, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University.

SELECTED EXHIBITS

2010
•  The People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX
2009
•  Iron: Forged, Tempered, Quenched Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2007
•  Sculptor’s Dominion 2007, San Antonio, TX
2005
•  Good Life House - Exhibit, Austin, TX
•  UT Alumni Exhibit, Mebane Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX
•  Sculptors Dominion Invitational, Texas Society of Sculptors, San Antonio, TX
•  Anvil Art Exhibit, Austin, TX
2004
•  5 from Marathon, Baxter Gallery, Marathon, TX
•  Sculptors Dominion Invitational, Texas Society of Sculptors, San Antonio, TX
2003
•  Architectural Artisans Exhibit, The Design Center, Austin, TX
•  Sculptors Dominion Invitational, Texas Society of Sculptors, San Antonio, TX
1996
•  Girard Pavillion, “Pyromania” Lafayette Art Association and Gallery, Lafayette, LA.
•  Dougherty Art Center, “Faculty Art Exhibit” of ACC Faculty, Austin, TX.
1995 
•  City of Austin Municipal Bldg., “AIPP X 10 - Austin Public Art Commissioned Artists”
•  Texas Fine Arts Assoc., “Red Hot Show”, invitational benefit exhibit, Austin, TX
•  Mebane Gallery, Univ. of TX School of Arch., “Architectural Crafts”,   Austin, TX
1993 
•  Southwest Texas State University, “Lars Stanley - Metalworks”, solo exhibit, Seguin, Texas.
1992 
•  Dougherty Arts Center, “Public Art”, exhibit of public art projects, City of Austin.
1991 
•  Los Angeles Design Center, “Divine Design”, invitational exhibit, Los Angeles, CA.
•  El Paso Museum of Art, “Design Award Winners”, El Paso AIA.
1990
•  MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, “Lars Stanley - Metalwork”, one-person exhibit, Texas A&M   
   University, College Station, TX.
•  Laguna Gloria Art Museum, “Proud Hands”, Architectural Arts, Juror’s Choice, Austin, TX.
•  Women and Their Work Gallery, “Garden Theme”, Austin, TX.
•  American Institute of Architects National Gallery, “The Village - Memory Palaces”,
   Washington, D.C.  Also traveled to the Mebane Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

•  Natural Home, Jan/Feb 2011, “Design for Life: Austin: Green and Red-Hot,” by Carol Venolia
•  Architect, January 2011, “The Multitaskers,” by John Gendall
•  Texas Architect, March 2010, “14 Texans Elected to College of Fellows”
•  Texas Architect, Nov/Dec 2008, “Gauging Green,” article by architect on LEED rating system
•  The Good Life, Feb 2006 “Sustaining the Good Life” article by architect on sustainable design.
•  Architecture for Architects, by Michael J. Crosbie, 2006, book with sections on work.
•  Good House Cheap House, by Kira Obelensky, 2005, book with sections on work.
•  Texas Architect, July/Aug 2005, “Point of Departure,” article by artist on public artwork
•  Texas Architect, Jan/Feb 2005, “1+1=3 - Austin Waldorf School Performing Arts Center and 
   Athletic Building,” by Larry Connelly.
•  Austin American Statesman, January 31, 2004, “One for the Books,” by Jeane Claire van Ryzin,
   article on Daniel E. Ruiz Branch Library.
•  Texas Architect, March/April 2004, “Daniel E. Ruiz Branch Library,” by Brian Fee.
•  Texas Architect, March/April 2001, “Integrating Crafted Details,” article by artist on of
   craft in  architecture.
•  Architectural Ironwork, by Dona Meilach, 2001, book with sections on work.
•  The Contemporary Blacksmith, by Dona Meilach, 2000, book with sections on work.
•  Texas Architect, Nov/Dec 1999, “UT Tower Reopens,” article on metalwork.
•  Texas Monthly, July 1998, “The Handmade’s Tale,” article on work of 12 Texas artists.
•  Romance of the Mission, by Elmo Baca, 1996, book on Mission Style with photos and info on work.
•  Texas Architect, Jan/Feb 1999, “School Architecture - Franklin High School,” article on work.
•  Texas Architect, Mar/Apr 1996, “Ranch Retreat,” article on work.
•  Texas Architect, Jan/Feb 1996, “Schools of Thought,” article on work.
•  Texas Architect, Nov/Dec 1995, “Garden Gateway,” article on work.
•  Texas Architect, May/June 1994, “Playing Possum on Town Lake,” article on work.
•  Metropolitan Home magazine, May/June 1994, “Details” photo, description of work.
•  In the Arts and Crafts Style, Barbara Meyer, 1992, book with information on work.
•  Elle Decor magazine, November 1992, “Perennials,” article on work.
•  Metropolitan Home magazine, November 1991, “Mission Accomplished,” photo of work.
•  Garden Design magazine, Mar/Apr 1991, “In TX, An Architect Forges Ahead,” feature article.
•  Fine Homebuilding, Aug/Sept 1991, “Metal in Detail,” feature article on work.
•  Domain magazine, Sept/Oct 1989, “Field and Stream,” photos of work.
•  Texas Architect, Nov/Dec 1989, “Artisanry – Fluid in the Metal,” feature article.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & CIVIC ACTIVITIES

•  American Institute of Architects
•  Texas Society of Architects
•  Austin Chapter, AIA
•  AIA Austin, Sustainable Architecture Committee, Founding Member and Past Chairperson
•  Texas Society of Architects, Design Awards Committee
•  Austin AIA Commissioner – Gallery/Facilities
•  City of Austin Green Builder Program
•  Sustainable Building Coalition
•  Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America
•  National Trust for Historic Preservation
•  Guest Lecturer: University of TX School of Architecture, Texas A&M School of Architecture,
   Austin  Community College, St. Edwards University
•  Invited Presenter: 2004 TSA Convention, 2000 TSA Convention, 1999 International Green
   Building Conference, 1997 CEFPI, 1998 Department of Energy Roundtable, 1990 + 1985 Artist
   Blacksmith of North America Conference