From the July issue: Paul Whalen is one of the most influential New York architects whom many of those outside the industry have never heard of. But there’s a good reason for that: He works for his former teacher — the famed Robert A.M. Stern — who’s the founder and face of Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Behind the scenes, however, Whalen has been a lead designer on some of the city’s most celebrated residential buildings, including 15 Central Park West, 18 Gramercy Park and a slew of others.
In total, he’s designed a dozen New York buildings since graduating from Princeton University in 1981 with his master’s in architecture and joining RAMSA full time. (He also interned at the firm in the late 1970s). [more]