AWARDS:

2017 

AIA New York President's Award 

2015    

AIA NY COTE Institutional Award
Weeksville Heritage Center

Built By Women New York City Award
Weeksville Heritage Center

The City of New York
City Council Citation
Weeksville Heritage Center 

2014    

AIA New York State Best in NY State
Weeksville Heritage Center 

AIA New York State Award of Excellence
Weeksville Heritage Center

Chicago Athenaeum
American Architecture Award
Weeksville Heritage Center
    
Municipal Art Society
MASterworks Best New Building
Weeksville Heritage Center

Historic Districts Council
Design Award
Weeksville Heritage Center

Mies van der Rohe Crown Hall Americas Prize Nominee

Building Brooklyn Awards
Best New Civic/Institutional Building
Weeksville Heritage Center
    
2013    

Architect Magazine
Annual Design Review: Best Cultural Project, Citation
Weeksville Heritage Center
National Organization of Minority Architects
Honor Award for Excellence 

Ranked Number 26 of Top 50 Sustainable Firms in the United States, by Architect Magazine

2012    

AIA New York State Firm of the Year 

2011    

Municipal Art Society
MASterworks Award for Best Restoration
Queens Theatre-in-the-Park

AIL Design Award
special citation Best Use of Color
Queens Theatre-in-the-Park

2010    

New York Construction
Cultural Project of the Year
Queens Theatre-in-the-Park

CWB Design Portfolio Award
Starr East Asian Library

2009    

City of New York MWBE of the Year

NationalOrganizationofMinority Architects
National Awards for Excellence in Design, Citation
Marcus Garvey Houses Community Center         

2008    

Queens Chamber of Commerce
First Prize Award for Excellence in Design
Queens Theatre-in-the-Park
National Organization of Minority Architects
National Awards for Excellence in Design, Citation
Queens Theatre-in-the-Park
    
2007    

New York Chapter AIA Design Award Citation          
Weeksville Heritage Center

2006    

NYC Department of Design & Construction (DDC)
Design Excellence Firm

New York Chapter AIA Design Award Citation         
Intergen

National Endowment for the Arts Competition
Finalist

Art Commission of the City of New York
Design Award
Weeksville Heritage Center
    
2004    

National Organization of Minority Architects
National Awards for Excellence in Design, Citation
Heritage Health & Housing Headquarters

National Organization of Minority
Architects
National Awards for Excellence in Design, Citation
Weeksville Heritage Center

New York Chapter AIA Design Award Citation         
Heritage Health & Housing Headquarters

EXHIBITIONS

2012    

Yale Alumnae Exhibition 

City College of New York, Faculty Exhibition 

2010    

The Architectural League of New York
“The City We Imagined/The City We Made”

2009    

City College of New York, Faculty Exhibition

Schomburg Center
“New York City MWBE of the Year”
Video interview with Everardo Jefferson & Sara Caples 

2008    

Queens Chamber of Commerce Awards
Queens Theatre-in-the-Park
AIA Convention Boston, MA
“NOMA Member Projects”
Heritage Health & Housing Headquarters

2007    

The Architectural League of New York
“New New York: Fast Forward”
Various projects & video interview with Sara Caples

2006    

Van Alen Institute  New York, NY
Design Awards selected by the Art Commission of the City of New York
Weeksville Heritage Center

Center for Architecture  New York, NY
“City of Culture”
Queens Theatre-in-the-Park

2004
    
New York Chapter AIA Design Awards
Heritage Health & Housing Headquarters

2003    

AIA National Honor Awards Convention
Heritage Health & Housing Headquarters

2002    

The Architectural League of New York
“New New York 3”
Marcus Garvey Houses Community Center

1999    
American Museum of Natural History     
New York Times Millenium Capsule Proposal


 

PRESS:

CJA work has been featured in US and international publications including:
AIA Architect, AIA Guide to New York City, AD, A|L, allhitecture.com, ArchDaily, archello.com (Netherlands,) archidose.com Architizer, Architect Magazine, Architectural Design (UK), Architectural Record, Architectural Week, Architecture, ArchNewsNow, architecturenewsplus. com, Architecture Record, Arkkitehti (Finland,) Arts Build NY,  Building Design & Construction,  C3 (South Korea), Canadian Architect, Casas & Más (Mexico), Chicago Tribune, cl (Chile), Competitions, Contract Design, Constructs, curbed.com, DesignBoom, Detail (Germany), DDC Design Excellence Publication, Domus, dsgnr, Editors Guild Magazine, eOculus, FastCoDesign.com, Green Buildings NYC,  International New Architecture (China), m-grid.com (China,) Metals in Construction, Metro, Metropolis, Network Journal, New York Construction News, New York Daily News, New York Magazine, New York Observer, NOMA Magazine, NY Metro Oculus, Perspecta, Progressive Architecture, Queens Gazette, Queens Ledger, TATLIN (Russia), The Architect’s Newspaper, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Young Children
Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson were Co-Editors of The New Mix issue of AD, September 2005

2017

• Curbed, “Inside a New York firm designing for the 99%” by Julie Baumgardner
• Queens Gazette, “Louis Armstrong House Museum Breaks Ground on New $23 Million Education Center”
• Queens Courier, “Shovels in the ground to start construction of new Louis Armstrong education center in Corona” by Elizabeth Costigan
• The Architect’s Newspaper, “Louis Armstrong House Museum’s new Education Center breaks ground” by Selina Cheah
• New York Daily News, “Armstrong museum expansion breaks ground” by Sarah Gabrielli and Reuven Blau (PDF)
• Fox News, "Louis Armstrong House Museum Ground Breaking"

2016
• NYC Department of Design & Construction, Vol. 2 "Design & Construction Excellence 2.0 Guiding Principles" Read more (PDF)

2015
• CONSTRUCTS "Conversation with Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson" Read More (PDF
• Paprika! "Interview with Caples Jefferson" Read More (PDF)
• The International Review of African American Art "Unwrapping the Mystery of Lost Community and Preserving and Extending its Legacy" Read More (PDF)
• Architect’s Newspaper “Louis Armstrong House Museum’s New Center by Caples Jefferson • Ready to Break Ground in Queens
• Queens Tribune “Construction Slated for Armstrong Annex
• Yimbytoday.com “LAHM Revealed in Queens and More

2014         
• Queens Courrier “Construction Finally Set for 20M Louis Armstrong Museum Annex
• AIA New York State Excelsior Awards for Public Architecture & Design Awards (Yearly Publication) "2014 Best in New York State Weeksville Heritage Center" Read More (PDF)
• Fastcompany.com “Brooklyn’s Weeksville is where Hipsters and History Coexist,” Ayana Byrd
• Architects and Artisans “Brooklyn’s Weeksville Heritage Center,” Michael Welton
• New Yorker “Recovering Weeksville,” Brandon Harris
• Curbed.com “Tracing the History of an Idea as 'Gentrification' Turns 50,” Steven Thomson
• Fine Arts Federation “Culture and the City
• Oculus AIA “A Showcase for History and Heritage,” Jonathan Lerner
• Architect’s Newspaper “Weeksville Lost and Found,” Feature Article by Alan G. Brake
• Untapped Cities “22 Great Locations to Check Out During 2014 OHNY Weekend in NYC
• Landscape Architecture Magazine “Unearthed & Unforgotten,” Jonathan Lerner
• Urban Omnibus “Black Radical Weeksville,” Jonathan Tarleton
• Wall Street Journal “Municipal Art Society of New York Honors Architectural Firms
• Commercial Observer “Weeksville Heritage Center Wins MAS 'Best New Building'”
• The Brooklyn Reader “Weeksville Building Wins Top Award
• eOculus “Weeksville Heritage Center Reveals City’s History
• C3 No.355 "Gateway to the Community, Weeksville Heritage Center" Read More (PDF)
• Planet Vectorworks "A Modern Syntax and African Riffs Achieve Harmony in Brooklyn, New York Museum"
• WNYC "The Sexy, Unassuming New Neighborhood Buildings"

2013
• Domus "Weeksville Heritage Center"
• Curbed "Modern Museum Opens in Brooklyn's Historic Weeksville"
• Archinect "Weeksville Heritage Center"
• Architect Magazine "Weeksville Heritage Center" Read More (PDF)
• DesignBoom "Caples Jefferson Architects design Weeksville Heritage Center"
• ArchDaily "Weeksville Heritage Center"
• Architizer "Weeksville Heritage Center"

2012
• International New Architecture "Marcus Garvey Houses Community Center" Read More (PDF)
• International New Architecture "Starr East Asian Library"Read More (PDF)
• ARCHITECT The AIA Magazine "Queens Theatre" Text by Sara Hart Photos by Albert Veserka
• Vol 203 Archiworld "Queens Theatre" Read More (PDF)

2011         
• Design Develop Construct, " Caples Jefferson Architects: Beautiful Buildings for the Public Good" Read More (PDF)
• C3 "Cultural and Public: Queens Theater in the Park," Caples Jefferson Architects Read More (PDF)
• Architectural Record "Investments in Public Architecture Pay Off for the City,"James Murdock
• Design Boom "Caples Jefferson Architects: Queens Theatre in the Park"
• E-Architect "Queens Theatre in the Park"
• Casas y Mas "Renuava Su Estilo Y Crece," Leonor Gutierrez Read More (PDF)
• Architectural Lighting "2011 Design Awards, Best Use of Color: Queens Theatre in the Park" Read More (PDF)
• Detail "Queens Theatre in the Park: Breathing new life into Philip Johnson's World's Fair legacy," Nic Lehoux  Read More (PDF)
• Archello, "Queens Theatre in the Park"
• ArchDaily.com, “Queens Theater in the Park / Caples Jefferson,” Megan Jett
• Architizer.com, “Featured Project: Queens Theatre in the Park

2010
• The New York Times, “Visitors’ Center Planned of Louis Armstrong House and Museum,” Ben Ratliff
• New York Construction, “Best of 2010 Awards, Queens Theatre-in-the-Park, Corona, NY”
• Institute for Urban Design News, “Fellows Recent Awards and Honors: Caples, Chin, Coen & Fowle”
• ENR NewYork, “Queens Theatre-in-the-Park, Project of the Year—Cultural”
• Fast Company’s Co.Design, “A Time Capsule of Black History, Rediscovered and Preserved in New York,” Damian Joseph
• ArchiNewsNow, “The Art of Ennobling Communities: Interview with Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson,” Vladimir Belogolovsky
• Tatlin, “Благородное искусство | интервью с сарой кейплс и Эверардо джефферсоном,” Vladimir Belogolovsky Read More (PDF)
• dmi News & Views “Viewpoints: Getting to Green: Evolving Organizations,” Margot Jacqz
• AIA Guide to New York City, Norval White, Elliot Willensky and Fran Leadon; Marcus Garvey Houses Community Center, Weeksville Heritage Center, Queens Theatre-in-the-Park, Louis Armstrong House
• Metals in Construction, “Queens Theatre in the Park”

2009
• NOMA Magazine, Issue 05, “NOMA Design Excellence Awards” Queens Theatre-in-the-Park
Research & Design, Faculty Work, The City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; Marcus Garvey Houses Community Center
• eOculus, “Photo Montage: OHNY 2009” Caples Jefferson Architects office tour
• 101Cool Buildings, the best of New York City architecture 1999–2009, Richard McMillan; Queens Theatre-in-the-Park
• Metro, openhousenewyork Weekend Guide, featuring Caples Jefferson Architects, Weeksville Heritage Center and Louis Armstrong House Museum
• Metals in Construction "Queens Theatre in the Park"
• Constructs, “Beautiful Clarity,” Everardo Jefferson
• Queens Chronicle, “Theater, exhibit area, garden space planned for Louis Armstrong museum,” Aaron Short
• AIArchitect, “Queens Theatre-in-the-Park Continues Spirit of Philip Johnson’s Cylindrical Geometries,” Russell Boniface
• eOculus, “Names in the News” NYC MWBE Award

2008
• New York Magazine, “The Culturati Caucus”
• The Queens Gazette, “Queens Chamber Confers 96th Annual Building Awards,” Thomas Cogan
• eOculus, “Design Excellence in Newark Overshadows NYC,” Ian Volner
• eOculus, “South Street Seaport Edges into the Future,” Murrye Bernard
• The City of New York: Design + Construction Excellence, The Department of Design and Construction; Weeksville Heritage Center
• Queens Ledger, “Weeksville Going Strong,” Shane Miller
• greenbuildingsNYC, “Monday LEEDoff: Gold Weeksville Heritage Center by Caples Jefferson Breaks Ground in Bed-Stuy,” Stephen Del Percio
• eOculus, “Firms Negotiate Chaos of Art,” Bill Millard
• eOculus, “Queens Theatre Offers Night on the Town,” Jessica Sheridan
• The Architect’s Newspaper, “In Detail: Queens Theatre in the Park; Caples Jefferson Architects,” Aaron Seward
 • eOculus, “A QTiP Addition to Open in May”

2007
• fyi, “Armstrong Visitor Center”
• eOculus, “Louis Armstrong House Museum Expands Across Lot,” Jessica Sheridan
• The CUNY Newswire, “Louis Armstrong House Museum To Introduce Architects Selected For Visitors Center—Additional $5 Million Recently Received From NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs”
• Times Ledger, “Armstrong House gets $10M visitors center,” Jeremy Walsh
• Queens Ledger, “Museum Trumpets Architects for New Center,” Shane Miller
• The New York Times, “Making More Room in Queens for Visiting Fans of Satchmo,” Sewell Chan
• Arts Build NY, online gallery of cultural buildings “Weeksville Heritage Center” and “Queens Theatre-in-the-Park” http://architecture.nyc-arts.org/projects
• New York Daily News, “Officials trumpet $10M center for Louis Armstrong fans,” Brendan Brosh
• NY Metro, “Armstrong house to expand,” Amy Zimmer
• Queens News, New York Daily News, “What a wonderful move!,” Brendan Brosh
• Queens Chronicle, “Armstrong Museum Trumpets Plan For Visitors Center,” Noah C. Zuss
• Oculus, "Trust the Artist," Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson
• openhousenewyork OHNY Weekend Guide, featuring Caples Jefferson Architects Site 116, Weeksville Heritage Center Site 98, and Heritage Housing Headquarters Site 147
• It’s My Park, NYCTV, Channel 25, featuring Queens Theatre-in-the-Park 11:00pm Tuesday 17 July 2007 and 5:00pm Saturday 21 July 2007 www.nyc.gov/itsmypark
• Oculus, "Design Awards, Project Citation, Weeksville"
• eOculus, “Projects of Lightness and Daring Win Design Awards,” Elon Danziger
• Product News, “Architects’ Corner: Sara Caples, AIA and Everardo Jefferson, AIA”
• The Architectural League, http://archleague.org/exhibitions/NNY5/ “New New York: Fast Forward,” Interview with Sara Caples
• The New York Times, “Arts, Briefly, Bloomberg Announces Cultural Plans for New York,” Lawrence van Gelder

2006
• New York 2000, Robert A.M. Stern, David Fishman, and Jacob Tilove; Heritage Health & Housing and Marcus Garvey Houses Community Center
• Architectural Record, "Weeksville Heritage Center by Caples Jefferson Architects," David Sokol
• Oculus, ”Design Awards, Project Citation, Intergen”
• openhousenewyork, OHNY Weekend Guide, featuring Caples Jefferson Architects Site 57 and Heritage Housing Headquarters Site 88
• New York Construction, “DDC Year 10,” featuring Weeksville Heritage Center
• New York Construction, “Loring Celebrating 50 Years,” featuring Queens Theatre-in-the-Park
• The New York Times, “Architecture; Build Your Dream, Hold Your Breath,” Motoko Rich
• The Architect’s Newspaper, “Survey Says…,” Anne Guiney
• New York Construction, “It all starts with a single idea…” and “A Mix of GACE Building Projects” New York City Housing Authority 2006 Capital Report Website http://www.nyc.gov

2005
• Architectural Design "Weeksville Education Building"

2004
• The Architect’s Newspaper, "Minority Architects Honor Their Own," William Menking
• Architectural Record, ”New Day dawns for Philip Johnson’s New York Pavilion,” James Murdock
• Competitions, "Caples and Jefferson: Design and the Cultural Imperative" Read More (PDF)
• ArchNewsNow, Today’s News, “New Life for a World’s Fair Relic”
• New York Times, “New Life and New Mission for a 1964 World’s Fair Relic,” Fred A. Bernstein Read More (PDF)
• eOculus, “Caples Jefferson Architects/Lee Timchula Architects: Queens Theatre-in-the-Park”
• Editors Guild Magazine, “New Home for the Eastern Region”

2003
• Architecture, On the Boards, “Intergenerational Housing Design Competition Chicago”
• AD, “Fine Tuning: How the New York City Housing Authority Makes Housing Work,” Jayne Merkel
• Canadian Architect, “AIA 2003 Honor Award”
• Architectural Record, “2003 AIA Honor Award Winners”
• NY Construction News, “Heritage Health & Housing Receives AIA 2003 Honor Award”
• Chicago Tribune, “Providing a Roof to Span the Generation Gap,” Rosemarie Buchanan
 • Architecture Week, “AIA Honor Awards 2003”
• AIA Architect, “Institute Honor Awards”

2002
• AD, "Heightened Experience, Practice Profile: Caples Jefferson," Jayne Merkel Read More (PDF)
• New York Times, "To Be New and True to Harlem," Tracie Rozhon Read More (PDF)

2000         
• New York: A guide to recent architecture, Susanna Sirefman, “Heritage Headquarters”

1999
• New York Times Magazine, "Designs for the Next Millennium" Read More (PDF)
• Oculus, "Housing in a New Light"
• The Network JOURNAL, "Caples Jefferson Architects Blends Design With Community Needs" Maitefa Angaz Read More (PDF)
• Oculus, "Another Harlem Renaissance"

1998
• Building Design & Construction, "Class Act"
• Oculus, "BMCC Child Care Center"
• Competitions, "Creating Neighborhood Stability by Design, The New Williamsburg Community Center in Brooklyn"
• New York Times, "Boxing a Triangle"

1997
• Oculus, "Caples Jefferson Profile"
• Architecture, "On the Boards" Read More (PDF)
• Contract Design, "Mom & Pop–Plus"

1996
• Oculus, "The New Nonprofits"
• Young Children, "Some Guidelines for Preschool Design," Sara Caples Read More (PDF)

1995
• Oculus, Lehman Houses Garage

1994
• Architecture, Howard Haber Blue Feather School

1993
• Architecture, Jennie Knauff Children's Center
• Oculus, NY Macintosh Users Group

1992         
• Oculus, Jennie Knauff Children's Center

1984
• Detail: The Special Task, catalogue; Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland Arkkitehti, Arctic Centre, Finland
• Corporate Design, "When an Owner Needs a Site Representative," Everardo Jefferson

1981
• Progressive Architecture, Plywood Design Awards, Citation of Merit
• Architectural Record, Plywood Design Awards, Citation of Merit
• Professional Builder, Plywood Design Awards, Citation of Merit