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FEATURED PROJECTS

OUR FIRM

ARCHITECTURE

Our approach to architecture is client-centered. We start by closely collaborating with our clients to develop a nuanced understanding of the challenges they face. Then, we create designs that respond to these challenges, advocating our client’s interests and helping their organization excel.

MASTER PLANNING

Successful architectural projects always start with a thorough plan. JLGA has nearly fifty years of planning experience and offers a full range of planning services. By working closely with our clients, we develop plans that help them envision and achieve their goals.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Interior design is critical to the success of any institution. Our interiors help our clients’ businesses both express and fulfill their missions. Innovative space-planning, creative brand design, and intelligent aesthetics ensure that our interiors are beautiful, functional, and easy-to-use. 

JACK L. GORDON, AIA, NCARB

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PRINCIPAL

Since founding the firm in 1969, Jack L. Gordon has expanded his expertise to include a wide spectrum of architectural and interior design services. Mr. Gordon’s management capabilities have ensured the successful implementation of projects for over 47 years. As president of JLGA, Mr. Gordon takes great pride in contributing to every project acquired by the firm.    

– Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute, 1962
– Registered Architect

SOPHIE LADJIMI, AIA, LEED AP

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Architect and LEED accredited professional, Sophie Ladjimi is known for her passionate attention to detail and perceptive project management skills. Ms. Ladjimi has been with JLGA for over 17 years and is responsible for the research and resolution of complex architectural issues relating to new construction, historical rehabilitation/restoration, and expansion projects.  

– Ecole Special d’Architecture, 1985
– Registered Architect, Architect D.E.S.A.
– LEED Accredited Professional

CHRIS ZELISKO, AIA

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SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Chris Zelisko has over 17 years of architecture and project management experience. Mr. Zelisko is responsible for coordinating project teams, construction administration, and development of construction documentation. He specializes in educational and healthcare facilities.  


– Bachelor of Architecture, The Cooper Union, 1996
– Registered Architect

SETU SHAH, RA, LEED AP BD+C

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ASSOCIATE

Architect and LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, Setu Shah has worked for JLGA for over 7 years and has over 20 years of architectural experience. Mr. Shah is responsible for project management, consultant coordination, and project design.

– Master of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, 1991; Master of City Planning, 1993
– Diploma in Architecture, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, School of Architecture, Ahmedabad, India, 1990.
– Registered Architect
– LEED Accredited Professional



– Alchemy and Science
– The Animal Medical Center
– The Arts Students League of New York
– Aviator Sports & Events Center
– Bailey House
– Beach Concerts Inc
– Beth Israel Medical Center
– C.H.H. Corporation
– Chicago Public Schools
– City Federal Savings & Loan Association
– The City of Long Beach, Long Island
– The College of New Jersey
– Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation
– Fordham University
– Friends of the Arts
– Grupo Santander Central Hispano



– The Hospital for Special Surgery
– Hofstra University
– The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
– The Midtown Center for Complementary Care
– Mount Sinai Medical Center
– New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
– New York State Office of Parks, Receration & Historic Preservation
– New York City School Construction Authority
– New York Mets
– NYU Langone Medical Center
– The Nightingale Bamford School
– New York City Economic Development Corporation
– Opengate Inc.
– Paul Stuart Inc.
– Poly Prep Country Day School
– St. Lucie County Parks & Recreation Department
– Take the Field

ARCHITECTURE

Our approach to architecture is client-centered. We start by closely collaborating with our clients to develop a nuanced understanding of the challenges they face. Then, we create designs that respond to these challenges, advocating our client’s interests and helping their organization excel.

MASTER PLANNING

Successful architectural projects always start with a thorough plan. JLGA has nearly fifty years of planning experience and offers a full range of planning services. By working closely with our clients, we develop plans that help them envision and achieve their goals.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Interior design is critical to the success of any institution. Our interiors help our clients’ businesses both express and fulfill their missions. Innovative space-planning, creative brand design, and intelligent aesthetics ensure that our interiors are beautiful, functional, and easy-to-use. 



– Alchemy and Science
– The Animal Medical Center
– The Arts Students League of New York
– Aviator Sports & Events Center
– Bailey House
– Beach Concerts Inc
– Beth Israel Medical Center
– C.H.H. Corporation
– Chicago Public Schools
– City Federal Savings & Loan Association
– The City of Long Beach, Long Island
– The College of New Jersey
– Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation
– Fordham University
– Friends of the Arts
– Grupo Santander Central Hispano



– The Hospital for Special Surgery
– Hofstra University
– The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
– The Midtown Center for Complementary Care
– Mount Sinai Medical Center
– New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
– New York State Office of Parks, Receration & Historic Preservation
– New York City School Construction Authority
– New York Mets
– NYU Langone Medical Center
– The Nightingale Bamford School
– New York City Economic Development Corporation
– Opengate Inc.
– Paul Stuart Inc.
– Poly Prep Country Day School
– St. Lucie County Parks & Recreation Department
– Take the Field

CONTACT US

OFFICE

345 7th Avenue, 17th Floor New York, NY 10001 United States T 212 279 0550 F 212 279 4015

INQUIRIES

For all new business inquiries, requests, and competition invitations, please contact Jack Gordon.

CAREERS

We are currently seeking talented individuals. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and examples of work that represent your design and technical ability. Attachments should be in PDF format with a max size of 3MB.