Jill Lerner: Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox

Guru BanavarJill Lerner is a Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, one of the worlds most respected and innovative architectural design firms. Operating as one firm with offices in New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Abu Dhabi, KPF is led by 23 Principals and 19 Directors. The firm’s more than 600 staff members come from 43 different countries, speak more than 30 languages, and include over 80 LEED accredited professionals. KPF’s diverse portfolio, which features over 70 projects certified or pursuing green building certification and has academic, medical, research, civic, and transportation projects located in more than 35 countries. The firm’s work includes the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, Heron Tower, Unilever House and the Pinnacle in London. 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago, the RBC Centre and Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, New Songdo City in Korea and, most recently, Hudson Yards for Related in New York City.

At KPF, Jill leads institutional practice in the design of award-winning academic and research facilities projects throughout the United States and abroad. An Architect with over 35 years of experience, she is committed to design excellence in all aspects of her work. Major clients in include NYU, CUNY and the Related Companies, with key projects including NYU Shanghai, the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Michigan’s Ross School of Business, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, The Semel Institute at UCLA, and CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center, School of Law and Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus.