Paul Whalen

Robert A.M. Stern Architects


Fellow since 2015

Paul Whalen, Partner, has been with Robert A.M. Stern Architects since 1981. During this time he has focused on community-making at various scales, designing private homes, apartment buildings, country clubs, hotels, and large-scale town and urban planning projects. Mr. Whalen is Partner-in-Charge of RAMSA’s representative office in Beijing. He is co-author of the monograph City Living: Apartment Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (2016).

Mr. Whalen was partner-in-charge of two of the most influential planning projects of our time: the new town of Celebration, Florida, and a 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 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. Internationally, Mr. Whalen has planned seaside resorts in Germany, Brazil, the Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Portugal. His current planning projects include a two-million-square-foot high-rise garden suburb in Xiamen, China, and a mixed-use town center in Chongqing.

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 15 Central Park West for Zeckendorf Development, a building that achieved the highest sales prices in New York City, as well as 18 Gramercy Park and 520 Park Avenue; 220 Central Park South for Vornado; 20 East End Avenue for the Corigin Real Estate Group; eight buildings for the Related Companies in New York and Boston; and condominiums in the Bahamas, Toronto, and Taipei. Mr. Whalen also has significant experience in the design of buildings for healthcare institutions and for universities and graduate schools.