Firm Profile: Alexander Jermyn Architecture


Since its foundation in 2010, Alexander Jermyn Architecture has developed a diverse body of work including residential, cultural and commercial projects. The firm approaches each design problem with an artistic and technical rigor guided by a commitment to the craft of architecture. In their work, the firm addresses the fundamental difficulties of space, proportion, light and materials and the interplay of these intrinsic properties within architecture.

Intensive research guides the design process for each project, in lieu of following a stylistic agenda, in order to create an architecture from which multiple readings emerge, exploring the associations of program and space, material and detail, complexity and simplicity. The small size and diverse skills of Alexander Jermyn Architecture’s design team allow the practice to work closely and intensively with clients to provide thoughtful, economical, and lasting solutions. A collaborative dialogue between architect, client and contractor is a core tenet from inception to completion of each project. Meticulous attention is paid to concept and detail guides, which refines the design process towards a solution which is architecturally, socially and contextually coherent.

Firm2Principal Architect Alexander Jermyn received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. He is a Registered Architect in the State of California, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional. In 2007, he received a fellowship from the Vastu Shilpa Foundation in Ahmedabad, India to study the effects of economic development on a local village in Tamil Nadu, which culminated in a documentary film.

Firm3The practice oversees all projects from their conception through construction and collaborates closely with the contractors and artisans who build them. Project experience includes commercial offices, single family residences, cultural institutions, retail stores, agricultural structures and industrial buildings. Alexander Jermyn Architecture provides full architectural design, construction administration, planning and zoning analysis, as well as interior design services. Their office is located in Berkeley, California.

* Alexander Jermyn Architecture’s TP-H Residence received an Honor Award at AIA East Bay’s 2014 Exceptional Residential Design Awards.

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