Outstanding alumni’s work
highlighted in AIA magazine


Lars Stanley, an outstanding alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, was lauded in January 2011 issue of Architect magazine as an example of an architect who has excelled by extending his practice beyond the domain of delivering buildings.

Stanley, who earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in 1974, heads Stanley Studio and Lars Stanley Metalworks in Austin.

“When the economy dropped in the mid-1980s, Texas architect Lars Stanley, FAIA, LEED AP, turned to metal artisanry to diversify his practice,” wrote John Gendall in Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. “He has since built Lars Stanley Metalworks into a successful venture, turning out award-winning gates, sculpture, furniture, architectural details and lighting fixtures.”

Stanley has won numerous awards and competitive commissions for his work, which focuses on integrating craft, the touch of the hand, into architecture.

His diverse portfolio reflects his interest in understanding how human energy is embodied through the process of making and how materials and elements of the built environment are sometimes able to reflect the essence of being human.

Stanley’s work on a new high school in Franklin won the Caudill Design Award for the best-designed high school in Texas, one of Stanley’s many awards. He’s won many competitive national commissions for public art programs, recently completing sculptural projects in Colorado, Arizona, California, Texas and Maine. His use of crafted, artistic elements in collaborations with fellow architects’ designs have also netted awards.

The Architect article is available online.


- Posted: Feb. 23, 2011 -

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, prollfing@archone.tamu.edu or 979.458.0442.


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