William T. Georgis

Photo by T. Whitney Cox

William T. Georgis
New York City

Firm Description
Recent residential projects for William T. Georgis Architects include new houses in Southampton, the Bahamas, Montana and La Jolla, along with a number of New York City townhouses and a pied-a-terre, and the interiors of a Gulfstream jet. Prior to establishing his own firm, Georgis was an architect for Robert Venturi and associate architect for Robert A.M. Stern Architects. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Denver Art Museum. In 2013, The Monacelli Press published his book, Make It Fabulous: The Architecture and Designs of William T. Georgis.

Approach to Residential Design
"As an architect, I respond to context and, depending on the client, either reinforce or challenge it. Response to program is crucial and is incorporated in aesthetic solutions. I meld architecture, imaginative furniture and fixtures, and a layered assembly of art and objects with a bit of magic," says Georgis.  "I strive for a thoughtful eclecticism, informed by a knowledge of architecture, art and the decorative arts in my work. In mixing historic and contemporary models to create a unique aesthetic, I hope to continue a time-honored practice of working within traditions and precedents, interpreting and transforming them to make something new and modern."

Distinguishing Characteristics
Georgis practices as an architect, interior designer and furniture designer, envisioning projects from bricks and mortar to tabletop, to hopefully create gesamtkunstwerks—an integration of architecture, interior design, decoration and landscape. Clients attest to his exceeding expectations to make them happy.

Work Influences
Georgis cites two of his greatest influences: His clients, whom he considers patrons, and history. 

Year founded: 1992
Number of employees: 12
Services: Architecture, interior design, furniture design

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