In October 1987 Stephen Wanta established his own practice, Stephen Alastair Wanta Architect, in New York City. In 2013, the firm was renamed wanta-architect PLLC.
His approach to projects is to address their “style” as an integral part of the same interactive process with the client that produces the program and the budget. This insures that style be more than a superficial element of the design, responding to more than the client’s (or architect’s) architectural taste: the “style” of the work is directly reflective of the functions of the project, the existing character of the site, and ultimately, a more comprehensive view of the client’s philosophy and aspirations.
Mr. Wanta has designed and executed well over 100 residential projects with budgets from less than $100,000 to over $5 million. These include new - and additions to - single family residences, apartment, loft, and townhouse renovations. Their scopes of work cover a broad spectrum from solely decorative work to “total gut” renovation projects and all-new construction. He has executed many projects in New York City and State, as well as many others in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas and Vermont. He has also worked internationally and recently completed his second custom design for all of the interiors of a long-range motor yacht.
Stephen Wanta’s work has been published in national and international magazines and books, including the Somoroff Residence, a loft inspired by the Kaballah and quantum mechanical theory, in the recent books Maximalist Interiors, and Lofts – Designers & Design. Mr. Wanta appeared along with 3 projects – one of which was just starting construction – on OpenHouse NY focusing on loft projects. In October he was on hand for an San Antonio AIA organized tour of a family compound he designed - renovating and adding to an existing house and creating two new outbuildings.
Architectural Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Restoration, New Home Construction
New York, San Antonio, Vermont, New Jersey, Long Island