Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch founded Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors in New York City in 2002. Having worked together for a decade designing sets for significant Hollywood films prior to establishing their firm, Standefer and Alesch have forged an ability to create projects without boundaries or borders, employing a range of ideas, materials, objects, and references — from the unexpected to the pedigreed to the mundane — and, through the lens of their own singular viewpoint, create alchemy.

Never limited by what they designed last, the Roman and Williams aesthetic is constantly evolving, reflecting the diverse interests and profound curiosities of the firm’s principals, a practice that has earned them many devoted followers and accolades, including being honorees of the Architectural Digest Top 100 since 2011. The result is an oeuvre of instant classics — projects that transcend architecture and interiors and rise to the level of cultural polemics.