Howard Hughes names Robert A.M. Stern Architects as designer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences coming to The Woodlands

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 11/16/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Howard Hughes Holdings, Inc. has officially announced that it has engaged preeminent architecture firm, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, to design The Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Woodlands, the highly anticipated residential project in The Woodlands. Robert A.M. Stern Architects will oversee the project’s exterior architecture and the interior architecture of the 111 private residences at the project, the first freestanding Ritz-Carlton branded residences in Texas.

“We strive to be meticulous in our craft and have developed a reputation for our modern interpretations of traditional building styles and projects that use time-honored materials, which will be on display throughout The Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Woodlands,” said Robert A.M Stern, Founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects. “The project exudes sophistication, and each residence has been laid out like a grand estate with separate areas for formal and informal occasions, providing residents with the ideal backdrop for modern living.”

The private residences will be available for purchase in the future and – to celebrate announcing Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ involvement – Howard Hughes is pleased to release new never-before-seen visuals of the project. These new visuals provide a first look at the project’s inspired architecture, Texas limestone facade, and unique location overlooking Lake Woodlands. Robert A.M. Stern’s design is an ode to the iconic, sprawling Texas estates designed by John Staub, the acclaimed architect beloved for the private estates he designed across Houston and around the River Oaks Country Club.

Paul Whalen, Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, said “As an architect who worked in New York before building his career in Texas, John Staub blended classic East Coast and Southern residential vernaculars with the more relaxed lifestyle he encountered in Texas. The result was a beloved architectural style unique to his adopted home. RAMSA’s design for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Woodlands follows a similar approach, marrying our firm’s global experience with the rich Texan tradition of blending classicism with a casual lifestyle. Much like Staub’s works, we anticipate The Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Woodlands will be appreciated and beloved decades after they’re built.”

One of the most celebrated architecture firms in the world, Robert A.M. Stern Architects is known for their robust classicism, grand proportions, and contextually inspired designs that are refined in form, function, and material selection. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Woodlands builds on the firm's portfolio of award-winning projects including some of New York City’s most successful and record-breaking buildings, including 220 Central Park South and its predecessor, 15 Central Park West.

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the project that will rise 15 stories.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Woodlands or to schedule an appointment with the sales team, please email

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