Over the past three decades Randy Jefferson, 64North’s Studio Director, has earned the respect of clients, architects, and contractors for his knowledge and ability to constructively solve problems in the management, design, technical development, and construction of some of the world’s most extraordinary and complex projects.
Prior to joining 64North, Randy was the Managing Partner of Gehry Partners and as one of the firm’s three partners, along with Frank Gehry and Jim Glymph, provided the expertise to realize the practice’s designs. Over the course of more than a decade, he was the Partner-In-Charge of notable projects worldwide including the Guggenheim Bilbao, Berlin’s DG Bank, Hanover’s Uestra Tower, Dusseldorf ’s Der Neue Zollhof Towers, Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Spain’s Marques De Riscal Winery, IAC’s New York Headquarters, Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario, Panama’s BioMuseo, Herford, Germany’s Marta Museum, Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, and Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Prior to his work with Gehry Partners, Randy was Managing Partner at Langdon Wilson Mumper, Los Angeles, where over 8 years he established a team to collaborate as the executive architect in the design, technical development, and management of projects with many of the most important architects of our time, including I.M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Michael Graves, Kohn Pederson Fox, Ricardo Legorreta, Kisho Kurakawa, Laurie Olin, and Moore Ruble Yudell.
During the decade previous he led projects in Canda, the United States, and the Middle East at Arthur Erickson Architects. Following the completion of the Vancouver Government Center, he established offices for the firm in Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and subsequently in Los Angeles, as the Managing Principal, to carry out One California Plaza.
Born in Winnipeg, Randy received his degree in architecture from the University of Manitoba with honors. He is a member of the AIA and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is also a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and previously taught at UCLA. Outside 64North, Randy enjoys photography and traveling internationally with his family.