"Founded in 1999 by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors is a comprehensive design firm based in New York City.
Having worked together for almost two decades, Standefer and Alesch together have forged a powerful and singular design philosophy - one based on an understanding and reverence for craft and tradition, combined with their highly personal, contemporary viewpoint. Quality materials, exceptional craftsmanship, rigor and functionality distinguish their work. Unlike so much current architecture and design that is theory-based, their designs are always informed by an approach that prioritizes the total experience of the end user and results in the creation of environments that feel rich, resonant, and real."
"A devotion to beauty is the thread that ties together Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch and their long and varied careers. They are artists in the fullest sense of the word - architects and interior designers, furniture designers, and painters - who bring their profound reverence for the designed environment to every project. They believe architecture and design should be substantial and meaningful, not precious or arbitrary. The spaces they create reflect the narrative of the people who occupy them as well as the couple's singular vision, which gives their designs a sense of power and cohesion."
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"Roman and Williams is currently working on a wide range of projects, including high-end residential projects, new buildings, several commercial spaces, hotels, nightclubs and several new product lines. The firm's project list includes the renovation of the iconic Royalton Hotel in New York City; the design of the spa and gymnasium at 40 Mercer Street and The Standard Hotel, The Standard Grilland The Standard Club, all in New York and all for hotelier Andre Balazs; and the Ace Hotel New York, which includes The Breslin Restaurant and Stumptown Coffee Shop in its lobby.;. In addition, the firm just completed its first ground-up residential building at 211 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood and has recently finished the renovation of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's important Usonian Houses. "