Jennifer Carpenter, principal

Jennifer Carpenter, principal


Jennifer Carpenter Architect is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm in Manhattan, with projects throughout the country and abroad. Jennifer Carpenter launched the firm in 2010 and has built a loyal roster in the corporate, retail and hospitality and education worlds. JCA is a registered Women Business Enterprise (WBE) for New York State and New York City. We guide our clients through all phases of the design process, from site search and feasibility studies through concept design, project documentation, and move-in. Our services include:

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • feasibility studies and test fits
  • concept design
  • full project documentation (schematic through construction documents)
  • furniture specifications 
  • signage design and wayfinding


Jennifer earned her Master of Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture and graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Yale.  A registered architect in New York since 1998 and a LEED Accredited Professional, Jennifer is featured in design anthologies including Dish, on women in design from Princeton Architectural Press, and  …& Fork, a global survey of cutting edge designers from Phaidon Press.  Jennifer co-founded the furniture and product studio TRUCK Product Architecture, producing iconic pieces for leading retailers including MoMA Design Store and Design Within Reach.

Jennifer is proud to serve as the President of the Board of Directors at the Quad Preparatory School for special needs gifted children. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, two kids and two dogs.

You can email Jennifer at:

jennifer [at] jcarpenterarchitect [dot] com