Caples Jefferson Architects
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New York Based Designer
Who or what inspires you professionally?
It’s an endless list. I’m inspired by the fantastic things I’ve seen while traveling, projects that are just beautiful - human beings focusing on creating something beautiful. I find inspiration in so many fields, from literature and art to politics.
Everardo Jefferson is an architect who has spent the last forty years creating modern designs that engage with the cultures and communities of New York. Jefferson is co-founder of the award- winning architecture firm Caples Jefferson Architects with Sara Caples—together they design almost all of their work for public and institutional clients, committed to serving the needs of the community. Jefferson currently serves as a Commissioner on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?
I started as an industrial designer, but over time found myself more interested in the environment than the object. A friend said to me “architecture is just packaging people instead of eggs.” It’s more than that.