A while ago we visited Stephan Jaklitsch and Mark Gardner in New York. Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, formerly Stephan Jaklitsch Architects, have made a name for themselves by designing buildings that engage their users and respond to their cultures. The conceptual framework of each project derives from the context, time and place of each project.
J/GA’s international designs are consistently focused on location, creating buildings that are seemingly timeless. They capitalize on the restrictions and client requirements of a project seeing them rather as design opportunities.
Their portfolio includes numerous Marc Jacobs’ stores from San Francisco to Tokyo. Their latest completed project, Marc Jacobs Tokyo Flagship Building, received an Award of Excellence from AIA New York last year.
The firm’s transition to J/GA has marked the beginning of a new era – seeking project designs of different scales, from institutional to product design.
You can learn more about the studio’s work on a recent monograph Stephan Jaklitsch: Habits, Patterns, Algorithms (1998-2008).