Martin Stancliffe is an architect specializing in the conservation of historic buildings and places. From 1990 to 2011 he was Surveyor to the Fabric of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and is now Surveyor Emeritus. He founded his own architectural practice (Martin Stancliffe Architects) in York in 1979, merging it with Purcell Miller Tritton (now Purcell) in 2004.
Martin has worked extensively for cathedrals, churches, the National Trust, English Heritage, the Landmark Trust, and major country houses. Many projects have addressed the presentation of major historic places and the provision of facilities for visitors. Extensive works at St Paul’s Cathedral in London were awarded the RICS “Project of the Year Award” in 2009.
He has been a member of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, of the English Heritage Historic Buildings and Areas Advisory Committee, and of the Expert Panel on Historic Buildings and Land for the Heritage Lottery Fund. He was chairman of the Cathedral Architects Association from 1999 to 2005, and is now chairman of the York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship, a member of the ICOMOS Cultural Tourism committee, and a trustee of the Landmark Trust. He is also a keen baroque oboist, and has played with the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists for 40 years.