JAZ ARCHITECT PLLC is a New York City based full service architecture firm led by Jorge A Zapata. Our work varies in size and type, but creativity, attention to detail and clarity in communication are constants in the process, from initial concept through habitation. In each project we strive to find harmony with site and strike a balance between the pragmatic considerations of construction and the pursuit of ideas. Architecture shapes our experience in the world. With this in mind, we engage in a practice that continuously questions our preconceptions and responds with new interpretations to everyday challenges.
Jorge A Zapata has been a guest juror at NY Institute of Technology, NJ Institute of Technology and taught at the PRATT Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. He was raised in Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, CA, lived in France and traveled throughout Europe prior to commencing his formal architectural studies. Jorge received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and his Bachelor of Architecture degree from NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, CA. He was awarded the Charles O. Matcham Scholarship upon graduation from Yale and in 2015 was named 'Alumnus of the Year' by NewSchool of Architecture and Design. Jorge is a registered architect in the State of New York.
Collaborators Past and Present:
Jill Doran, James Lee Dyson, Jorge E Gilli, Hardeep Gujral, Sebastian Kaempf, Yigit Kale, Marissa Levash, Ashlí Marino