ROBERT A.M. STERN

FOUNDER, ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS

Over his fifty-year career, Robert A.M. Stern has established himself as a true leader in the field of architecture. Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ design for 70 Vestry embodies the best of classical architecture while remaining rooted in its downtown context; the stone façade and decorative metalwork carry echoes of Tribeca’s collection of century-old loft warehouses. Stepping in towards its crown, generous terraces grace many residences. The rhythm of the limestone façade is punctuated by oversized casement windows, from which residents gaze west across the Hudson, taking in breathtaking views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

A building's details, materials, and social spaces should reflect their time, but they should also transcend it.

Robert A.M. Stern

DANIEL ROMUALDEZ

FOUNDER, DANIEL ROMUALDEZ ARCHITECTS

Educated at Yale and trained in architecture at Columbia University, Daniel Romualdez spent a number of years working for Thierry W. Despont and Robert A.M. Stern, before launching his own firm in 1993.  Romualdez’s unerring eye for detail has been sought by clients such as Tory Burch, Daphne Guinness, Paul Goldberger and Aerin Lauder. Though his commissions share an elegant aesthetic, each is created — from sketch to completion — as an entirely fresh project. For 70 Vestry, Romualdez has taken traditional, natural materials such as hand-sawn oak, bronze and marble and applied them in distinctively modern ways.

With a cool nod toward minimalism and a vibrant embrace of a new romantic formalism, architect-designer Daniel Romualdez defines how we live now.

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