Daniel Statham Architects was founded in London by Daniel Statham in 2006. The practice has won international competitions as well as direct commissions in Asia, Europe and the United States and built and collaborated on over 50 projects in a variety of sectors. The diverse international body of work includes arts and culture, commercial, educational, hospitality and leisure and residential buildings and spaces for both the private and public sectors.
We have offices in London and Shanghai, providing architecture, interior and urban design services from concept to completion. Our design approach is characterised by evolving an aesthetic responding to the geographical location, cultural context and heritage. This results in an aesthetic driven by a rigorous design approach that is unique and appropriate to each individual client commission and budget.
We explore the unique potential of every client brief with a relentless focus on refining design ideas to arrive at a solution which responds to the brief and is architecturally, socially, and intellectually coherent. Achieving this through is a combination of collaboration, innovation, technology and traditional model making to communicate the design to the client and consultant team.
The practice also has had many collaborators within the arts, music, fashion and technology including Vivian Rosenthal, Chris Lee & PC Music, Ben Turner & DJ Richie Hawtin, IPCN founder Rebecca Yang, Langlands & Bell, Juan Munoz, Marc Quinn, Burning Man and Live Nation’s Electric Daisy Carnival.
Daniel Statham graduated from University College London in 1999 and went on to work at Foster and Partners in London for several years on International projects mainly in Asia including the Petronas University of Technology in Malaysia and Singapore Supreme Law Courts in addition to assisting the studio teams with other European projects.
This experience was developed further with award winning structural engineers Atelier One in London developing innovative methods of construction and working on the design and construction of the White Cube Gallery’s in London. There were also collaborations within the UK modern arts working with artists that included Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Langlands & Bell, Juan Muñoz, and Marc Quinn.
In 2004 he worked along side the award winning British Product Designers Barber Osgerby to deliver the Stella McCartney Flagship Store, Mayfair, London which after completion went on to work with Grimshaw in London and New York which projects included the Battersea Power Station Redevelopment, London and Fulton Street Station in New York.
In 2006 Daniel started his studio and to date has worked in a variety of sectors across Asia, America and Europe. The first project was the successful exhibition of China’s Terracotta Army at the British Museum, London with Atelier One which was a showcase event in the UK during 2007. Daniel Statham Architects have now gone on to work on projects in collaboration for the United Nations HQ and Times Square Redevelopment in New York, the Singapore Pavilion for EXPO 2010 Shanghai, the Buddhist Cultural Museum and CDL HQ in Singapore and to work with Santiago Calatrava on the facade of the Chicago Spire in the United States. Some of the clients along this journey include Samsung, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Government and British Telecom.
He has also been working on projects in China since 2009 and established the Shanghai studio in 2017 which now has clients that include PeaceBird Group, Li Yuchun, Fudan University, JieFang News Group, Hangzhou and Yunnan Government and Hang Yuen Hin (HYH) to name a few.
Daniel has tutored and lectured at several design events and schools in London and Shanghai including the Architectural Association, University of the Arts, London Westminster School of Architecture, Tongji University and conference events for Cushman Wakefield.