We are an architectural design firm based in NYC, founded in 1987.
We focus on design for the public, with an emphasis on cultural, educational and institutional projects.


May 2019
Caples Jefferson Architects’ design for the Weeksville Heritage Center was featured in Vermont Structural Slate blog as case study.

Read the full story on stones and materials choices following the link below:


May 2019

Join Caples Jefferson Architects today in supporting the Weeksville Heritage Center.
Already 3,889 people donated in 14 days to save this treasure of African American heritage! Donate today and be the champion of this wonderful organization: www.crowdrise.com/save-weeksville2019

The Forum

March 2019

AIANY Design Award | Honor Award
Associate Architect for The Forum at Columbia University
Caples Jefferson Architects worked on the "The Forum" for the Columbia University as Associate Architect
along with Datter Architects and the Renzo Piano for which we received
an Honor Award from the 2019 AIANY Design Awards.

Photography by Samuel Lahoz

Photography by Samuel Lahoz

October 2017

Our Principals Sara Caples & Everardo Jefferson joyfully accepted the 2017 AIA NY President's Award at the annual Heritage Ball on October 26, 2017.  

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September 2017

We are honored to be awarded the 2017 AIA NY President's Award, which will be bestowed at the annual AIA NY Heritage Ball. We are particularly delighted to be in the company of such distinguished fellow honoree: Type A Projects, Claudia Gould of The Jewish Museum, and Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. See the official announcement here: https://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=heritageball 

Rendering of the exterior façade of the museum

Rendering of the exterior façade of the museum

July 2017

The Louis Armstrong House Museum held it's Groundbreaking Ceremony on 17 July 2017. We are excited to move ahead with the construction of this cultural & education center honoring the life & legacy of the great Louis Armstrong, the one and only Satchmo. 

The Africa Center Atrium, rendering by  Cicada Design

The Africa Center Atrium, rendering by Cicada Design

March 2017

The Africa Center project, located at 1 Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue NYC, is nearing completion of Design Development phase. This winter, we have been hard at work refining the concept for the main lobby Atrium space, with Bridges that connect the upper floors to the façade looking onto Central Park. In addition to the main Atrium, the designs for the Theatre, Galleries, Central Park Terrace, Business Lounge and other programming spaces are nearing completion. In addition to design, we produced visuals, including VR 360 video experience and a Flythrough video of the space, to support our client in their fundraising endeavors. 




February 2017

Caples Jefferson Architects has been selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) as one of the contracted design firms to support the department’s planning, construction and facility rehabilitation efforts at U.S. missions worldwide. Our year is starting off with lots of travel: CJA staff have already traveled to Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, and Africa. We are excited to be on these journeys!