Commissioner Everardo Jefferson

Everardo Jefferson is principal and founder of the award-winning architecture firm Caples Jefferson Architects PC. He has over 40 years of design, management and construction experience. His work focuses on design issues that engage many levels of culture, and has been featured in journals and garnered awards and exhibitions nationally and internationally. In 2015, he served as a Louis I. Kahn visiting assistant professor at Yale School of Architecture. His firm focuses on design for the public, with an emphasis on cultural, educational and diplomatic projects. The firm was awarded the 2017 AIA NY President’s Award, multiple AIA design awards, a 2006 NYC DDC Design and Construction Excellence Award and a 2006 Art Commission award.  Projects by his firm include the Queens Theater in the Park expansion and reconstruction, the Louis Armstrong House Museum’s new Education Center in Corona, and a new facility for exhibition and performance space for the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights.


Commissioner Jefferson served as a Louis I. Kahn visiting assistant professor at Yale School of Architecture in 2015, and he has lectured on design at Yale, Harvard, MIT, Oxford Brookes, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently serves on the board of the Neighborhood Charter Schools, and has served on the boards of the Family Justice Center and AIA New York, as chair of the Oculus Committee and Chapter Board Director.

He holds a BA in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and lives in Manhattan.