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Jill Lerner

Jill Lerner is an architect and principal of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, one of the world’s leading architectural firms. KPF’s extensive international portfolio consists of projects that advance environmental goals unique to place, climate, and program and are evaluated through regional environmental performance standards, such as LEED, BREEAM, Three Star, and Estidama. With over 30 years of design and management experience, Lerner has led the design of numerous award-winning academic, medical, and research projects throughout the United States and abroad. Her recent work includes projects for NYU’s new Shanghai campus, Michigan’s Ross School in Ann Arbor, the Research Institute at Methodist Hospital in Houston, the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.

Lerner is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a leader in the profession. She has served on AIA’s board of directors and as president of the NYC AIA. She graduated from Cornell with a B.Arch in 1976. She has had significant leadership roles at Cornell as a University Trustee, Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Architecture Art & Planning, President’s Council of Cornell Women, and Cornell University Council. Beyond Cornell, Lerner is on the President’s Advisory Council of the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and chairs the Building Committee for the Asian University for Women, a new university in Bangladesh.

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