West Village Flat
© Mikiko Kikyama
WCA is a full-service architecture, interior design and decorating firm based in New York City. Selected by New York magazine as one of “The City’s 100 Best Architects and Decorators”, WCA is known for its distinctly modern commercial and residential work.
West Chin founded a design-build firm in 1992, which became the foundation for his architectural practice WCA. He maintains a design philosophy that combines style with functionality, utilizing minimal, clean lines to create fluid, light-filled, spacious environments. Roseann Repetti, the creative director for WCA, cultivated her design sensibility throughout her extensive seventeen-year career in fashion. As a fashion editor and stylist at magazines such as Elle, Italian Vogue and Marie Claire, Roseann worked alongside such top fashion photographers as Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier. Together with her husband West Chin, they have designed and decorated the homes of Christy Turlington and Ed Burns, shalom Harlow, Alexis Glick, and François Nars, among others.
WCA’s commercial and residential projects include Lux Photography Studio for photographer Michael Thompson, serge Normant at John Frieda Salon, New York City restaurants Whym and Eatery; the Campbell, new condominiums at 148 Chambers Street in TriBeCa, and private residences in Manhattan, Hudson Valley and the Hamptons. WCA topped Interior Design magazines’s industry list as “Kitchen & bath Design Leader”, and was chosen by New York Spaces magazine to be included in their annual “10 under 40: New Faces of Design”.
WCA launched a modern furniture and accessory collection under the name FTF Design Studio in 2006. The collection is an extension of the custom designs that West and Roseann created for their private clients. The products are available at the FTF Design studio showroom in Manhattan, as well as select retailers nationwide.
West Chin has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Vogue, Interior Design, Elle Décor, GQ, Financial Times, House & Garden, Gourmet, New York magazine, Dwell, Harpers Bazaar, and 25 Apartments & Lofts featuring Manhattan apartments under 1000 square feet (HarperCollins, 2008) edited by James Trulove.