Our Process

Gramatan Corporation’s architecture and creative services are informed by our dedication to impeccable proportions, effortless elegance, and quality in detailing.  We deliver a comprehensive architecture and interior design project, or we can collaborate with clients’ decorators as desired.

At Gramatan, we believe that design should begin with the occupant; their lifestyle and vision for their home.  Starting with conceptual furniture plans and interior perspectives, then addressing building massing and facades gradually working our way back indoors.  This process results in unique and harmonized buildings that flow elegantly.  Contemporary and historic precedent examples are carefully studied as we create new archetypes and stylish homes, which are adapted for modern living.  Likewise, in landmarked districts our homes are designed with respect for the fabric of the neighborhood and are recognized as important contributions.

Our young and dynamic team has an impressive and diverse educational background, combining traditional architectural training with knowledge of cutting-edge technology.  The hand-drawings that begin each project are developed and refined with tools such as computer modeling and 3-D printing, allowing our clients to experience the interior and exterior spaces of their future home as it evolves. 

About Us

Founded by Livingston Builders, Inc., Gramatan Corporation was established to offer design services to their highly sophisticated clientele.  Taking a concierge approach to design, Gramatan projects are realized by master craftsmen and builders whose meticulous attention to detail and flawless execution result in the finest homes.

Gerard Beekman, AIA leads our architecture and design studios with the belief that the elegance of a plan and quality of detailing supersede style.  Beekman is a licensed Architect in New York, Florida and other states.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Art from the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design, and is a Leed Accredited professional.  He is also a member of the American Institute for Architects and the Institute for Classical Art and America.

Beekman’s education at RISD provided his foundation in contemporary architecture and fostered the refinement of his design sensibilities.  This prepared him to embark on a 15-year career with Architectural Digest 100 firms. He began his career working with Peter Marino, an experience he describes as “design graduate school."  Following this experience, he joined Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP, a firm renowned for their exceptional classical architecture.  Beekman later joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects as an Associate.  There he designed Tiffany & Co.’s private Jewel Salon, as well as the record-breaking 18 Gramercy Park condominium for the Zeckendorf brothers.  Additional projects include the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills and the Miramar Hotel in Santa Barbara.

Beekman’s other notable achievements include his record for unanimous approvals of new houses presented to the Architectural Commission of the Town of Palm Beach.  The mandate of this stringent design review board is to ensure that all construction be of the highest aesthetic quality and consistent with the Town’s character.