Jeffrey Gertler, AIA

Where were you born?


What’s the best thing about working in this industry?

The process of creating a building. And if you don’t enjoy the process, there are too many hurdles in the way to allow you to enjoy the final product.

What is your area of expertise within architecture and design?

Conceptual design through CD’s including technical input, and most of all- getting the job.

Where is your favorite travel destination?

African safari.

What’s something you’d still love to learn?

Electricity – I still don’t fully understand it. Along with 100 other earthly and scientific things I want to learn how they work.

What kind of projects do you want to work on (or technology you want to use) in the future?

I’ve always wanted to design a sports stadium. Any size will do.

What do you hope to see in the future in the world of architecture and design?

Architects who better understand the importance and relationship of how something gets built and good design.

When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?

During my third year of Engineering school. I always wanted to build things but I learned there wasn’t enough creativity on the engineering side to satisfy me.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.

Who inspires you the most in your field?

Lou Kahn

Any other interesting fact about you?

I love working with young enthusiastic architects. Maybe I’ll teach one day.

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