Paul L. Whalen, AIA
Paul Whalen, Partner, has been with Robert A.M. Stern Architects since 1981. During this time he has been responsible for the design and management of projects ranging from private houses and apartments to country clubs, hotels, institutional buildings, and large scale planning projects.
Mr. Whalen's experience includes two of the most influential planning projects of our time: the new town of Celebration, Florida, and plan and guidelines that revived the theater block of New York City's 42nd Street, which won a 1999 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects. His planning work also includes a new town for a brownfield site in the New Jersey Meadowlands; Del Sur Village, a new 135-acre mixed-use community in Southern California; and a resort village in New York State's Hudson Valley. Internationally, Mr. Whalen has planned seaside resorts in Germany, Brazil, the Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Jamaica, and Portugal. His 450,000-square-foot mixed-use retail and residential urban infill project in Arnhem, the Netherlands, won a 2006 Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism. The Grand Harbor courtyard house neighborhood in Vero Beach, Florida, was chosen by Builder Magazine as their 1989 Project of the Year and received a 1991 AIA National Honor Award. His current projects include a master plan and residential community in Xiamen, China, and a 2.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Mr. Whalen's hospitality projects include mixed-use hotel and condominium towers for Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas; Four Seasons in New York City; and Rosewood Hotels in Atlanta, Georgia; and hotels for The Walt Disney Company in Florida, France, and Japan. Multifamily residential projects include Fifteen Central Park West for Zeckendorf Development, a building that achieved the highest sales prices in New York City; seven buildings for the Related Companies in New York, as well as the recently completed Clarendon in Boston and the Century in Los Angeles; and resort condominiums in the Bahamas. Mr. Whalen also has significant experience in the design of buildings for healthcare institutions and for universities and graduate schools.
Mr. Whalen graduated from Columbia University in 1978 and received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University in 1981. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism; he recently served on the design review board of the San Diego Center City Development Corporation. Mr. Whalen is a registered architect in New York and sixteen other states.