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Spotlight: Award-Winning Architect Paul Williger

Oct 10, 2023 | Architecture, Custom Lighting, Featured Professional, Featured Projects, General News, Lighting

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Architect Paul Williger and owner of ADG Lighting Gerald Olesker are great friends and have worked together for over 30 years, collaborating on significant renovation projects, such as the Michael Eisner Malibu home and the historic Tower Road home, originally built by famous architect Paul Revere Williams.


Paul just earned the Editors’ Pick Winner of the Waterside Retreats Category of the HGTV 2023 Designer of the Year award for this Ocean View Residence project, which Gerald collaborated on. It was recently featured on HBO’s “Beach Cottage Chronicles” and “Design Defined.” 

Paul is a proud alum of Columbia University’s elite Graduate School of Architecture, and the legendary Robert AM Stern mentored him. But wait, there’s more! In 2013, after being a principal at Appleton & Associates for over 10 years, Paul decided to start his firm, and this master architect never looked back – success took him. 

Paul has enjoyed working with Gerald over the years:

“Whether a client wants unique light fixtures or something tailored from an antique design,

ADG simplifies the decision-making process through well done sketches and full scale drawings.” 

~Paul Williger


No doubt we can expect more great collaborations from Paul and Gerald in the coming years.



From the Jobsite

Minnelli Estate in Beverly Hills. Finally the entry lanterns are up. We made these three years ago.

Excited to see the columns are celebrating with lanterns at the entry and owners inside.


by Gerald Olesker, CEO, ADG Lighting