The Jerde Partnership is a visionary architecture and urban planning firm that designs unique places that deliver memorable experiences and attract millions of people every day. Nearly 1 billion people visit Jerde-designed Places every year.
As the firm that pioneered "placemaking," Jerde has created projects throughout the world that provide lasting social, cultural and economic value and promote further investment and revitalization. For over 30 years, we have partnered with developers, city planners and local officials throughout the world to achieve some astounding results.
Our journey began in 1977, when founder Jon Jerde, FAIA, broke from conventional architects who focus on advancing architectural forms, to advance the creation of memorable places where people can gather and experience a sense of community. That singular, founding vision, which we call Jerde Placemaking, continues to inform our work today.
Since its founding, Jerde has grown to a multi-disciplinary, international design studio based in Los Angeles, with offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Dubai. Approximately one-third of our designers were born outside of the United States in diverse places such as Australia, Belgium, El Salvador, China, Korea, Latvia, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, and more.
Jerde's design talent possesses individual and collective passions about what they do, and they work closely together bringing a diversity of cultural backgrounds and ideas to continually evolve the global application of Jerde Placemaking.
We currently offer clients conceptual and design services that integrate pre-development and leasing strategies, planning, architecture design, landscape design, and interiors.
Our international portfolio has expanded beyond its retail and entertainment roots to include hotels, casinos and resorts; residential complexes; office and commercial facilities; transit-oriented mixed-use hubs; major urban districts; waterfronts; town centers; community plans; and visionary master plans.
To date, over 100 Jerde-designed places have opened in cities throughout the world, such as Budapest, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Osaka, Rotterdam, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, Istanbul, Warsaw, Dubai and others. Projects are currently under construction in Las Vegas, Mexico City, Korea, Macao, Dubai, Russia and Los Angeles.
Wherever they are built, Jerde Places are widely embraced by the public and ultimately transform the economic and social landscape of neighborhoods, cities and regions. They integrate public life, shops, parks, restaurants, entertainment, housing and nature into one place and set the bar for the way urban mixed-use projects are created.