Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

One Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10016
United States
212.967.5100
          Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 300-person architecture, interior design, and landscape design firm. Residential work remains at the heart of the firm's diverse practice. Whether overlooking the ocean or nestled into the mountainside, the firm's remarkable residences reveal its emphasis on context and a dedication to creating a sense of place. Through thoughtfully considered designs that connect contemporary lifestyles to traditional American aesthetics, Bob Stern and his partners strive for timelessness by entering into a conversation across time—a dialogue that the firm believes lies at the heart of architecture. The firm's custom residential practice is led by Senior Partner Robert A.M. Stern and Partners Roger H. Seifter, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, and Gary L. Brewer. 


Interior design and interior decoration are also integral to the firm's design vision; working hand-in-hand with architects and landscape designers, the firm's interior design department helps create unified environments for many of the firm's residential projects.  Current interior design projects include private residences from New York to Los Angeles and Martha's Vineyard to Hong Kong, as well as amenity spaces in many of the firm's multifamily residential buildings. The interior designers also support the firm's decorative arts program, which designs custom fixtures and furnishings appropriate to the firm's architecture and interior design projects, as well as carpets, tile, lighting, garden ornaments, architectural hardware, and furniture for the contract and residential markets. RAMSA Partner Alexander P. Lamis manages RAMSA Interiors, which is led by Design Directors Lauren Kruegel and Ross Alexander and Studio Director Lawrence Chabra.        

Staff

Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA Senior Partner

Robert A.M. Stern is a practicing architect, teacher, and writer. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and in 2017 received the Topaz Medallion, awarded jointly by the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in recognition of outstanding service to architectural education. Mr. Stern is the 2011 Driehaus Prize laureate and in 2008 received the tenth Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum. In 2007, he received both the Athena Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Board of Directors' Honor from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences since 2007 and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters since 2011. As founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, he personally directs the design of each of the firm's projects
Mr. Stern served as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture from 1998 to 2016; he was named J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture in 2000. Before returning to Yale, where he received his Master of Architecture degree in 1965, he was Professor of Architecture and Director of the Historic Preservation Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Mr. Stern served from 1984 to 1988 as the first director of Columbia's Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on both historical and contemporary topics in architecture. He is the author of several books, including New Directions in American Architecture (Braziller, 1969; revised edition, 1977); George Howe: Toward a Modern American Architecture (Yale University Press, 1975); Modern Classicism (London: Thames & Hudson; New York: Rizzoli, 1988); The Philip Johnson Tapes: Interviews by Robert A.M. Stern (Monacelli, 2008); Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism: Collected Essays 1964–1988 (Yale University Press, 2009); and Tradition and Invention in Architecture: Conversations and Essays (Yale University Press, 2011); Mr. Stern's profound interest in the development of New York City's architecture and urbanism can be seen in his books, New York 1900 (Rizzoli, 1983) coauthored with John Massengale and Gregory Gilmartin; New York 1930 (Rizzoli, 1987) coauthored with Thomas Mellins and Gregory Gilmartin, which was nominated for a National Book Award, an unusual distinction for a book about architecture; New York 1960 (Monacelli, 1995); New York 1880 (Monacelli, 1999) coauthored with Thomas Mellins and David Fishman; and New York 2000 (Monacelli, 2006), coauthored with David Fishman and Jacob Tilove. Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City (Monacelli, 2013), coauthored with David Fishman and Jacob Tilove, was published in 2013. Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale (Yale University Press, 2016), coauthored with Jimmy Stamp, was released in 2016.

Roger H. Seifter, AIA Partner

Roger H. Seifter, Partner, joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1978. He has been responsible for supervising the design, contract drawings, and construction administration of a range of projects including houses and private apartments in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Michigan, California, and Florida. His work abroad includes residential projects in London, New Delhi, Toronto, and New Brunswick, Canada. Mr. Seifter is co-author of the monograph Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (2014).
In addition, Mr. Seifter has been in charge of institutional projects including the Sprigg Lane Dormitory and the Observatory Hill Dining Hall at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York; and the Kiawah Island Beach Club in South Carolina.
Mr. Seifter's work has been published in The New York Times, Architectural Record, and House and Garden. His work has appeared in Architectural Digest; a penthouse at Fifteen Central Park West was on the cover of the magazine's April 2010 issue. His houses have been featured in several books on contemporary residential design and the Residence at Chilmark was featured on the cover of Keith Moskow's The Houses of Martha's Vineyard (Monacelli Press, 2005). His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and at the Bronx Museum in New York City.
Mr. Seifter is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, and the Architectural League of New York. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and other jurisdictions. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1975) and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (M.Arch., 1978).

Randy M. Correll, AIA Partner

Randy Correll joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1983, and has been a partner in the firm since 2000. He is responsible for the design of elegant residences across North America, from East Hampton and Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angeles, from the Midwest and Canada to the Caribbean. He is co-author of the monograph Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (2014).
His process of working collaboratively with clients and his gentle ability to translate the firm’s tradition of meticulous planning and sophistication of details to meet his clients’ desires have brought him a loyal following. Many clients have commissioned Randy to design both their country houses and their city apartments, and his services often extend to the second generation of those clients.
Randy has also gained recognition for both his residential and institutional work in East Hampton, New York. His knowledge of and sensitivity to historic architecture led to his appointment in 1992 as the project architect for the East Hampton Library, where, in 1997, he completed a major expansion and full renovation of the existing building; a new children's reading room and lecture room opened in the summer of 2014. He was the project architect for Guild Hall of East Hampton, where he oversaw the complete restoration of the 20,000-square-foot arts facility, including galleries, a theater, and education and administration facilities, completed to community acclaim in 2009 as evidenced by many favorable published reviews.
A unique design challenge was presented to Randy by the Town of East Hampton to devise a scheme for the adaptive reuse of six historically significant eighteenth- century vernacular houses and barns for a new 15,000-square-foot town hall complex. Completed in 2010, this distinctive project, which involved moving the donated buildings to a new site, captured the attention of the local community and media including The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. It was selected as a finalist at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2010. In 2011 the New York State chapter of the American Institute of Architects cited the project as “perhaps one of the best town halls in America.”
Randy’s projects have been published nationally in Architectural Record, The New York Times Magazine, and Luxe, and have been featured frequently in Architectural Digest, including cover stories in February 2007, October 2008, and October 2009. His work was recently on display at Olana in Hudson, New York, in "Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House," an exhibition presented by the Olana Partnership in collaboration with the New York chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Randy is a graduate of Columbia College (B.A. cum laude) and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning.

Grant F. Marani, AIA, FRAIA Partner

Grant Marani, Partner, joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1984 and has been a Partner with the firm since 2000. His responsibilities have included the design and management of a broad range of projects: federal courthouses, institutional buildings, mixed-use and residential developments, resort hotels, golf clubhouses, a concert hall, a university recreational facility, and private residences throughout the United States and in Canada, France, Kazakhstan, Japan, Singapore, and China. He is co-author of the monograph Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (2014). Currently, Mr. Marani is the Project Partner for the Georgia State Judicial Complex in Atlanta, Georgia; a U.S. Courthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina; and for the master plan and design of a number of residential communities in China. .

Mr. Marani, a graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.Arch., 1979) and Cornell University (M.Arch., 1984), is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, the Skyscraper Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Urban Design Forum, and the Urban Land Institute. He has lectured on courthouse design for the Academy of Architecture for Justice.
From 1989 to 2001, Mr. Marani served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Design on the faculty at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, where he directed the second-year housing studio. He has also served as a guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Yale School of Architecture. In 2002 Mr. Marani served as a peer reviewer for the New York City Department of Design and Construction. Mr. Marani currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the American Academy in China, the Education Committee of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, the Board of Directors for the Design Trust for Public Space, and the International Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. In 2015 he served as Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects' International Architecture Awards Jury. Mr. Marani also served as a trustee for the Grace Church School in New York.
Mr. Marani's work has been published in Architecture Australia, A+U, Progressive Architecture, Oculus, Architecture, Architectural Digest, Builder, Metropolis, and Newsweek.
Prior to joining Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Mr. Marani worked for Edward Durell Stone & Associates in New York, and with Edmond & Corrigan, Architects and Urban Designers in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects. Mr. Marani is a registered architect in the State of New York and other jurisdictions, and NCARB certified.

Gary L. Brewer, AIA Partner

Gary L. Brewer joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1989 and has been a Partner in the firm since 2008. His responsibilities have involved the design and administration of various institutional, hospitality, and residential projects. He is co-author of the monograph Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (New York: Monacelli, 2014) and Designs for Learning: College and University Buildings by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (New York: Monacelli, 2016).
Mr. Brewer is currently at work on mixed-use projects in Charleston, South Carolina, for Lifestyle Communities and the Evening Post Industries; for a new town center in Darien, Connecticut; and for Dundon Berchtold Hall at the University of Portland.
His university work includes the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; the Spangler Campus Center at the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts; the renovation and expansion of Ozark Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville; the Ernest F. Hollings National Advocacy Center and West Campus Residence Quadrangle at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; and the Fitness and Aquatics Center at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Mr. Brewer was the architect-in-charge for the Perkins Visitor Center at Wave Hill, Bronx, New York; the International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, Tennessee; and the Ocean Course Golf Clubhouse in Kiawah, South Carolina. He contributed to the design of hotels at Paris Disneyland and The Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
His residential work includes the 1994 Life magazine Dream House, which has sold over 3,000 house plans. He was also Project Architect for This Old House magazine's 1998 Dream House, which was featured for one year for its design and construction process. Custom-designed houses include residences in Seaside, Florida; Westport, Connecticut; Kiawah Island, South Carolina; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; and East Quogue, New York; and speculative houses in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York.
Mr. Brewer's work has been published in Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Life Magazine, This Old House, and The Classicist. Mr. Brewer has lectured extensively on traditional house design, the history of pattern book houses, and New York City clubs. He is a Fellow Emeritus and Board Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Co-Chair of the Classicist Committee, and has led the Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts' traditional house design seminars for the American Institute of Building Designers in Florida, Virginia, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Mr. Brewer served on juries for the 2009 Residential Architects Design Awards program, the 2011 Philip Trammell Shutze Awards, the 2011 John Staub Awards, the 2011 AIA New Jersey Design Awards, and the 2013 and 2014 Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Innovation in Design Awards.
Mr. Brewer received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and other jurisdictions and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Lauren Kruegel Design Director

Lauren Kruegel, Robert A.M. Stern Interiors Design Director and Associate, joined the firm in 2013. She has served as design lead and project manager for high end projects across the United States and internationally.

In New York City, her work includes the Park Avenue offices for the investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co.; an apartment tower renovation on Madison Avenue; an apartment tower lobby renovation on Fifth Avenue; and a new multifamily residential building in West Soho. She recently completed the interior design of an award-winning multifamily residential building in Washington, DC, and Stephen A. Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Ms. Kruegel is currently at work on the design of a 12,000-square-foot residence in Berlin and a private residence on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kruegel worked at Tiffany & Co. on the interior design of flagship stores in Hong Kong, Paris, and Prague, as well as thirty other stores across Asia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. She has worked on a range of luxury residential projects, including private residences and show houses.
Ms. Kruegel received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute in New York City. Her work has been published in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, The New York Times, and Luxury Home Quarterly.

Ross Alexander Design Director

Ross Alexander, Robert A.M. Stern Interiors Design Director, has been with the firm since 2014. Mr. Alexander has led the design and project management, including concept development, selection, and specification, of a range of multifamily residential projects, including 875 California Street, a new residential building in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood; the Residences at Lovejoy Wharf, a residential tower overlooking the Charles River near Boston’s North End; and a residential building on New York City's Upper West Side. Private residences include a 5,000-square-foot apartment at the Dakota, a National Historic Landmark residential building overlooking New York's Central Park. Mr. Alexander also contributed to the interior design of 30 Park Place, an 82-story tower in New York City with 157 top-end condominium apartments. In addition, he was responsible for all aspects of the design of custom carpets for the Robert A.M. Stern Designs’ Atlas Mills Collections, providing direction for collections' aesthetic, leading precedent research, sourcing inspiration images, determining techniques, textures, and color palette, and overseeing photography for marketing.
Mr. Alexander worked with Erica Millar Design, Mario Buatta, and Robert Couturier & Associates, all of New York City, before joining the firm.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New York School of Interior Design. His work has been published in Architectural Digest.

Lawrence Chabra Studio Director

Lawrence Chabra, Robert A.M. Stern Interiors Studio Director and Associate, has been with the firm since 2009. He has been involved in the interior design and project management of academic projects including Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; and the renovation and expansion of Ozark Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His residential projects include 30 Park Place, an 82-story tower in New York City with 157 top-end condominium apartments; the Marco Polo Hotel, the Residential Villas on Mountain Court, a residential development at 31 Conduit Road, and a private residence, all in Hong Kong, as well as a private residence in Toronto, Ontario, and Heart of Lake, a 2,000,000-square-foot residential development in Xiamen, China. His retail experience includes the Tiffany Mezzanine Jewel Salon on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
His current work includes a resort in St. Michaels, Maryland, and two new Residential Colleges at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Prior to joining Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Mr. Chabra worked in broadcast graphics in New York and New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New York School of Interior Design.

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