Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch founded Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors in New York City in 2002. They are partners in business and in life. Standefer and Alesch were ranked as two of America’s 50 Most Influential Designers by Fast Company in 2011, and won the design category for The Wall Street Journal 2017 Innovators Award. Roman and Williams was awarded the commission to redesign the British Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, set to open in fall 2019. Roman and Williams is responsible for the buildings and interiors of the Ace Hotel New York; the Boom Boom Room; The Standard, Highline; Le Coucou; and more.