Meet the Architects
Maiju-lisa L Stansel was born and raised in Central Vermont. Her mother’s family owned and operated a successful local restaurant and her father worked as a superintendent in the construction industry. She has been immersed in a customer based atmosphere as well as construction for most of her life. Seeing her father review the architectural plans was intriguing to her and when presented the opportunity to try things in high school: graphics, design and planning took hold and she set her sights on becoming an Architect.
In 1990 she enrolled and went to Norwich University in Northfield, VT, which is the oldest private military college in the country, to study Architecture as part of their fledgling Bachelors of Architecture program. Of the first 45 admitted she was one of the remaining 20 students in the first graduating class of the program. This graduation class allowed the program to be accredited. Since her graduation in 1995, Norwich has expanded their program and thrived as the only offering of a Bachelors and Masters in Architecture in the State of Vermont.
After college she worked in Vermont and was exposed to several architecture typologies: high end New York City residences, Interior design including the design of the furniture, Historic renovations, Restorations, Public schools, Libraries and even Correctional facilities. When she left Vermont she had a wealth of knowledge and really knew she wanted to be involved with the architecture of personal space: the home.
Upon arrival in Florida in 2001 she found herself searching for the perfect fit for her architecture career. She expanded her knowledge of residential work and soon found herself working for Richard Skinner & Associates. She was with this firm for 14 years before branching out on her own with David B Case, forming Stansel & Case Architects. Maiju is a commissioner on the Jacksonville Historic Planning Commission and has been a recipient of ICAA Florida Chapter’s Addison Mizner Medal for the Epsicopal High School Academic Buildings.
David received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami in 1979. Being raised in small towns in the Northeast he had developed an interest and appreciation of Classical & Traditional Architecture. At that time classical & traditional architecture was not being widely taught and as such was self-taught.
To validate his understanding, he earned a certificate in Classical Architecture from the Institute of Classical Architecture in 2003 and a Certificate in Traditional Architecture from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America in 2005 and received an Honor Award for his final project.
While a Principal at Richard Skinner & Associates Architects, He received the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Florida Chapter’s Addison Mizner Medal for Residential Design in 2014. While at the firm, he received several awards from preservation groups for Design of Outstanding Historically Compatible New Construction.
David has taught the design of mouldings & was a teaching assistant for the Tuscan & Doric orders. He has also participated in the Florida Chapter’s Palladio Journey & received their Pedagogy medal in 2018.
He Currently practices in Jacksonville, Florida.