by STEPHEN ALESCH of ROMAN AND WILLIAMS
Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors is one of my favorite design firms. A compelling story of Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, a married couple, who turned their talent for bringing elaborate movie settings to life into a design firm creating compelling real environments including hotels, offices, and private residences. I spotted R&W in a publication on their design of the hipster-chic Ace Hotel and have been hooked ever since. The drawings of their projects captivate and inspire me. Stephen Alesch, an architect by trade, does all of the firm's presentation drawings. The first in this sequence is from their roots, the Practical Magic home that Robin imagined and designed from scratch and ends with renderings of the Viceroy Hotel, one of their latest projects. Check out the R&W website for more.