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Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects (J/GA) is an award-winning, New York City-based studio with an expertise in designing high-end commercial and residential buildings and interiors, furnishing and objects. Over the firm’s 15 year history, J/GA has built several-hundred projects throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East – giving the firm an international perspective on design and project management. J/GA has collaborated with fashion brands including Marc Jacobs International, for whom J/GA has provided creative direction for over 13 years, as well as Shelly Steffee, Moscot Eyewear and Shinsegae International. J/GA’s work has been exhibited widely and featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Azure, Hinge, Surface, and Wallpaper.
The firm’s principals, Stephan Jaklitsch and Mark Gardner, are actively involved in all stages of every project and operate under the principle that architecture and the built environment posses the ability to communicate collective values, provide relevance and meaning through the experience of a place. They take the lead with research and investigations to develop an appropriate response to the unique needs of each project with sensitivity to context, materiality, form, space, light and sustainability goals.