Paul Brant Williger has over 30 years of Custom Residential Architecture experience, is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, and is on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA). Before graduating from Columbia University, he received an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana gave him the opportunity to study architecture in Versailles, France. It was while he worked for Robert AM Stern, a professor of his, during and after his studies at Columbia University, where Paul was introduced to traditional residential architecture. Upon arriving in California six years later, he became the lead on several projects he completed with other firms. Until 2013, Paul was a Principal at Appleton & Associates for well over a decade, running his own projects out of that office. Eventually, it made sense to start his own firm and bring over his clients, and in 2013 was successful in doing so. Starting with a half dozen of major custom residential projects located in Woodside, Laguna Beach, and Beverly Hills, he has since expanded and taken on additional projects in Los Angeles, Montecito, and Malibu. Paul is also considering future projects in Texas, Montana, and Shanghai.
I create residential visions that have superior architectural resonance while fully supporting the lives of the people who live there. “You can’t lose sight of the poetry you’re striving to achieve", but along the way there are many prosaic and bureaucratic steps that must be addressed. My clients come to me because they know that we will navigate that process without losing sight of the aesthetics. The goal is order, resolution and beauty--not just getting a building permit.
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I encourage my clients to challenge me during the initial stages of the creative process, so that neither homeowner nor designer settles for less than the best outcome possible. “Don’t rush the process,” he says. “So much time and money can be saved by considering options in the design phase, rather than reconsidering everything while the project is in construction.”
Paul Brant Williger established his firm in 2013 after 30 years of Custom Residential experience. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, he came to Los Angles after working in the office of Robert A.M. Stern.
Generally, on a percentage of the construction cost but other fee arrangements can be made as soon as the scope of the project is more clearly defined.
It was always a childhood dream, and I just kept following it.
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