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Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson

Popper Family ArchivesEverardo Jefferson and Sara Caples co-founded Caples Jefferson Architects in 1987.

Their firm specializes in community-based civic, educational, and cultural buildings. Noted for projects such as Queens Theatre and Weeksville Heritage Center, Caples Jefferson Architects has won numerous distinctions including AIA national and chapter awards, multiple NOMA national awards for Excellence in Architecture, a New York City Art Commission award, an Historic Districts Council Design Award, and multiple Municipal Arts Society MASterworks Awards.

In 1998, Caples and Jefferson were Emerging Voices of the Architectural League; in 2009, they were New York City’s MWBE of the Year; in 2012, they were the New York State AIA Firm of the Year.

Their work has been featured in a wide range of publications including Architect, Architectural Record, The Architect’s Newspaper, The New York Times, and Oculus; Everardo Jefferson and Sara Caples co-edited the New Mix issue of AD. They have served as visiting professors at Syracuse, University of Miami, CCNY, and Yale.

Queens Theatre
Weeksville Heritage Center
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