Three Projects, Three Communities, One Outcome


Caples Jefferson Architects' portfolio privilege the social and cultural contexts that drive the design vision of its principals, such as Brooklyn's Weeksville Heritage Centre or the Marcus Garvey Community Center. Why do Caples Jefferson principals spend so much time getting to know their communities? Because they define "client" beyond the contract. This design-driven conversation will explore the firm's philosophy, "design for the public," and why architecture must communicate, represent its cultural context, and have a formal coherence to be useful and memorable.

Learning objectives

  • Investigate the firm's award-winning projects, including the Africa Center, Louis Armstrong House Visitor's Center, Weeksville Heritage Center, and the renovation of the Apollo Theater.
  • Learn why the firm was named Minority and Women Business Enterprise of the Year in 2009.
  • Hear why Caples Jefferson Architects received AIANY's President's Award and Firm of the Year award.
  • Explore what the firm's principals have done recently to advance women in architecture.

This course is part of a series

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1.00 LU
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