Monday, December 26, 2011
Roman & Williams. Architecture + Interior Design firm. NYC.
Founded in 2002 by Robin Standefer + Stephen Alesch, the team has forged an uncanny ability to create projects that consistently find the tension between spontaneity and rigor, refinement and rebellion, high and low, and past and future. Among the firm's completed and current projects are: the renovation of the iconic Royalton Hotel, the Standard Hotel for hotelier Andre Balazs - including the Standard Grill and the 18th Floor Club - and the new Ace Hotel - including The Breslin restaurant and Stumptown Coffee Shop - all in NYC. In addition, the firm recently completed the renovation and expansion of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's important Usonian houses. New projects currently on the boards include a second new building - a hotel tower - on 57th Street, two prominent new restaurants, the firm's first retail store, which is part of the rebranding of a major American footwear brand, and several product and furniture lines.