KEEP IT SCLIGHT Architect Bill Sclight Designs Hamptons Houses Like No Other
rchitect Bill Sclight is one of the Hamptons’ premier architects. Through his firm, W.A. Sclight Architect, P.C., Bill has designed homes for many discerning individuals. Design and architecture runs in the family. Bill’s father was also a well-known architect from Philadelphia whose work was widely recognized. So it’s no wonder that Bill decided to follow in the family tradition. One of Bill’s earliest clients was the well-known fashion editor for the New York Times Magazine, Carrie Donovan, also known as the “Old Navy Lady” for the personality she created for the clothing firm’s long-running advertising campaign. Bill’s family background and his vast knowledge of history, gained from his first career as an editor for the New York Times, created a passion for design and architecture. Bill’s breadth of work always has a feeling for space and an eye for aesthetic value. On his many travels, Bill is always exploring the built environment, whether sketching in the South of France or working on watercolors while on his trips to Italy or Belgrade. He often speaks of being inspired by old world influences or exciting new examples of contemporary architecture. Sometimes it’s how the light hits a surface or exposes a room that makes a difference in a home. Bill is known for his detail. His keen awareness for scale and proportions is shown in his many drawings and plans for the homes he has designed. His clients consistently say that his drawings look like pieces of art.
Among the key elements he always considers when approaching a design project is the importance of focusing on the lifestyle of his clients. He says he wants to produce an
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environment for them that responds to their individual aesthetics and aspirations, creating an understated visual harmony.