Archinect - News 2014-12-20T06:35:19-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/86982379/roman-williams-on-the-design-legacy-of-ace-hotel-cofounder-alex-calderwood Roman & Williams On The Design Legacy Of Ace Hotel Cofounder Alex Calderwood Archinect 2013-11-20T11:41:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T12:43:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1df61ac0298877ab75cc92a316d120d.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week Alex Calderwood, cofounder and creative force behind the Ace Hotel, was found dead. He was 47. The first Ace Hotel opened in Seattle in 1999, under Calderwood's direction... When Calderwood and his team took the company east, to New York, Calderwood brought his friends, design duo Roman &amp; Williams, on board to design the space. Here, Robin Standefer of Roman &amp; Williams remembers Calderwood's design legacy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62933773/the-design-team-roman-williams-gets-around The Design Team Roman & Williams Gets Around Archinect 2012-12-07T13:26:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T13:27:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bd2047dae1215bef9edc69a2b9393ec.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the husband-and-wife team of Mr. Alesch and Ms. Standefer founded the architectural and interior design concern Roman &amp; Williams in 2002, their aesthetic of a rugged Americana lifted from a make-believe past has gained dominion over swaths of New York, especially downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>