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Roy is a design leader and strategist whose work has changed the skylines of New York, Miami, and LA. Deeply experienced and driven by an unquenchable curiosity, he believes design has the enduring power to improve our daily lives.

As chief design officer at Extell Development, Roy and his team set the design vision, select the design teams, and manage the design process. They ensure that development, marketing and construction goals are aligned. Roy has impacted at least 80 percent of Extell’s portfolio. Prior to his return two years ago, he held the position of chief creative officer at Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, where he advised the nation’s most accomplished developers—a client roster that included Macklowe Properties, AECOM, Terra Group, and JDS. He advised his clients on matters related to design, development, construction, and marketing.

Roy’s foundation in strategic design thinking began at the University of British Columbia, where he earned an M.Arch, but was honed while at Eight, Inc., where he began as a designer and ascended to principal of the NY office. Eight, Inc. is most well-known for creating the first Apple stores in collaboration with Steve Jobs.

He was fortunate to influence the development of One57, the building that created Billionaire’s Row and was the vision of innovator Gary Barnett (chairman of Extell). Roy’s extensive portfolio of work includes One Manhattan Square, Carlton House, the Park Hyatt New York, 70 Charlton, Central Park Tower, the Gem Tower, 432 Park, the Residences at the West Hollywood Edition, 87 Park, 152 Elizabeth Street, and 100 East 53 Street, to name a few.

He splits his time between New York City and upstate New York with his husband, Clayton Crawley, and their dog, Georgia.