Robert A.M. Stern Architects – RAMSA – is an architecture firm based in New York City. The company was founded by Robert Stern, as Stern Hagmann Architects in 1969. Nowadays the company is known by RAMSA name, the company it’s organized with a limited liability partnership through 16 general partners and a team of 265 employees that includes architects, interior designers, and supporting staff.
With four residential studios, each directed by a RAMSA partner, the firm focuses on the creation of stylistically diverse houses that reflect a deep knowledge of architectural history and its precedents.
Their knowledge of architecture dues to their research, hand-drawing, and hand-modeling alongside state-of-the-art design software. The firm houses design studios to consider options at each stage of their work, helping their clients to understand and participate in design decisions.
Over its fifty-year history, the firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm. With extensive experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work, they have projects being scattered around the world. Which gives to them an international reputation.
The firm maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition with numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including the National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.
RAMSA firm’s portfolio contains a variety of building categories like planning landscape, interior, and product design, throughout the U.S. and internationally. From the reinvention of the Shingle Style to regional vernacular traditions and American modernism, the firm’s scholarly approach their projects to sophisticated, stylistically, and diverse houses, that capture the spirit of place and support contemporary ways of living.