Caples Jefferson Architects

New York, NY

Caples Jefferson Architects (CJA) is an award-winning design and architecture firm founded in 1987 by principals Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson. The firm designs architecture that is engaged with social, cultural, and community concerns built sustainably. CJA provides architecture and interior design services as well as master planning, urban design, research, and programming—completing over 100 projects for civic, corporate, educational, cultural, public, and private clients in the U.S. and abroad. Projects include The Africa Center on Manhattan’s Museum Mile opening in stages beginning in 2018; Queens Theatre in the Park in Queens (2011); Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn (2013); and the Louis Armstrong House Museum Education Center in process in Corona, Queens.

Bow Bridge was engaged to raise the firm’s profile among national and international media.

Top Photograph: Louis Armstrong House Museum Visitor Center, Queens, NY, 2019 (projected completion). Architectural rendering of façade at night. Courtesy Caples Jefferson Architects Inset Photograph: The Africa Center, New York, NY, 2019 (projected completion). Architectural rendering of building entrance interior. Courtesy Caples Jefferson Architects