We live for big ideas.

Our team has spent over 40 years perfecting how we collaborate with our teams, our clients, and the community to offer thoughtful, creative solutions in every project we work on. We aim to surprise and delight by pushing the limits of what is possible.

Its all about the details.

Its all about the details.

When you work with JERDE, you're entering a world where outside-the-box is not only encouraged, but celebrated. The unknown excites us – we take unique ideas to the drawing boards and consistently dream up ways to make them bigger. We take a hands on approach – pinning papers to walls, building physical models, and sketching out what's in our heads. We're committed to our bespoke process, while working as your partner every step of the way.

A space for dreaming.

Our headquarters is located in The CalEdison building, a historic landmark of Downtown Los Angeles. Similar to our process, our sole design space is where raw meets polished. Exposed concrete and warm wood paneling acts as a serene, neutral backdrop for any project. We rely on open, collaborative spaces for prime idea generation.

You'll notice a smattering of papers, books, and models spread across desks of all sizes, conference rooms, and "war room" studios – that's our style. Our HQ also features an extensive archival library and a fully stocked model shop. We give our team members everything they need to dive into the universe of each project.

Our Global Offices

While our design HQ is in Los Angeles, JERDE has project offices around the world to provide a consistent experience for all of our clients.

Los Angeles

Shanghai

Hong Kong

Singapore

Territory Breakdown by Office

world map with some countries highlighted

Awards

Winner, Interior Workplace

Rethinking the Future Awards
Rykadan Office HQ
2021

Awardee, Mixed-Use

Rethinking the Future Awards
Shanghai World Trade Center - Phase III
2021

Project of the Year - Commercial

Build4Asia
Shanghai World Trade Center - Phase III
2020

Gold Winner, Interior Design

MUSE Design Awards
Rykadan Office HQ
2020

Best Global Project, Mixed-Use Development

Engineering News Record
Kashirskaya Plaza
2019

Best Architecture Firm

Los Angeles Downtown News
2019

Top Architecture Firm

Los Angeles Business Journal
2018

Best TOD Commercial Mixed-Use Project

Global Business Engine, China
Powerlong One Mall
2019

Award of Merit, Best Commercial Project

Gold Nugget Awards
Pacific City
2016

Jon Jerde

A pioneer of placemaking.

Our founder started JERDE in 1977 to build spaces that amplified and celebrated the ordinary person. While many architects simply concentrate on the beauty of the building, Jerde was a pioneer in recognizing that the human experience is everything – and that it should come first. At the start of each project, he would envision what he wanted people to feel in the finished environment, and draw out detailed storyboards to match. By taking the time to sketch out a visitor's narrative, he'd set an electrifying foundation for the project as a whole.

 

Many described him as the "anti-Gehry" in the way that he unapologetically injected the magic of bold, flashy entertainment into his work. As he constructed thrilling, multi-leveled worlds, he revolutionized not only the retail experience, but the way that we now expect common spaces to both captivate and localize our communities. Today we continue Jon's work by prioritizing the space between – above all, we champion the hearts and minds of everyday people.

We put people in a popular and collective environment in which they can be most truly and happily alive.

JERDE through the years

1977

The beginning (1977)

Jon Jerde founds a small-shop firm in Silverlake, California with a vision to elevate the ordinary.

The beginning
1982

Horton Plaza (1982)

Our founding project, a mall to revamp Downtown San Diego. With colorful bridges, platforms, and terraces, this is where "the space between" takes its first steps.

1984

Los Angeles Olympics (1984)

JERDE oversees the look of the Olympic Games, creating inexpensive, lightweight design parts that unite the widespread venues of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Olympics
1989

JERDE Venice Beach (1989)

JERDE Venice Beach
1993

Universal City Walk (1993)

This iconic space coined a new Urban Entertainment Center approach by weaving together services and experiences for locals and tourists.

1995

JERDE Hong Kong opens (1995)

Our first international office opens as a hyper-connected hub for work in China, Asia, Australia, and beyond.

1996

Canal City Hakata (1996)

Our flagship project in Japan, and subsequently, the largest privately developed project in Japan's history.

1998

Bellagio (1998)

Bellagio
2000

JERDE Shanghai opens (2000)

Our Shanghai office opens to further serve our Chinese market, with support in Beijing and ChongQing.

2003

Roppongi Hills (2003)

Roppongi Hills
2006

Kanyon (2006)

Kanyon
2010

Santa Monica Place (2010)

Santa Monica Place
2016

Pacific City (2016)

2018

Oxigeno (2018)

JERDE HQ moves to DTLA (2018)

Our new Los Angeles headquarters opens in the historic CalEdison building, bringing our process to a beautiful, inviting space to inspire us for years to come.

JERDE HQ moves to DTLA
2019

JERDE Singapore opens (2019)

Our Singapore office opens as a launchpad to expand into Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.