jeff kaufman

jeff kaufman

New York, NY, US



To Whom It May Concern--

I have over 20 years of experience as an Architect; for the last 15 years I have owned a practice and won multiple awards for our work. I am looking for a firm where I can grow and at the same time add value to your firm from my skills and experience as an Architect, owner, and project manager.

  • My experience includes Hi-end residential and commercial projects

  • I have been the principal of an award-winning firm

  • My experience includes institutional and high-rise office


  • I am registered in CT (5126) and New York (034193-1)

  • My experience includes formulating design presentation

    strategies, overseeing construction documents, and construction


  • I have extensive experience in story-telling through the design


  • I have strong leadership, management and mentoring skills

  • I have a proven track record of success in maintaining and

    growing client relationships

  • I have the ability to develop team relationships in a firm, with

    clients and other key constituents

  • My experience includes a sense of business acumen and a

    practical approach to advise and guide clients as required

  • I understand the importance of detail and work independently

  • Use Effective time management skills to meet deadlines and

    project budgets

  • Proven experience handling multiple projects at once,

    collaborating with constituents and leading project teams

  • Full knowledge of the total project process including fee and

    team management, schedules and budgets

  • I am self-motivated and thrive in a fast paced environment

  • I have worked extensively with building projects in a

    municipality and have been the chair of a Planning and Zoning

    Commission for 6 years

  • Examples of my work may be seen at:

    I look forward to meeting you and discussing your needs. Jeff Kaufman 



JMKA | architects, westport,ct, owner/architect


Jeffrey Kaufman received a BAR in Architecture from the University of Texas Austin. He also studied Regional Planning at Johnson State College in VT and Architectural Design/History in Florence Italy, associated with Syracuse University.

American Institute of Architects

CT License ARI.0005126

NY License 034193-1

Professional Experience

Jeffrey M. Kaufman is an Architect and Principal at JMKA | architects (Jeffrey M Kaufman architects LLC) in Westport CT. The firms focus is on Architecture and Interiors. Recent work includes a wide array of residential and commercial design projects ranging from 500,000.00 – 8,000,000.00.

Jeff has practiced Architecture for over 25 years. Jeff Kaufman has had extensive experience with institutional and commercial architecture

· Associate at Fentress Architects, Denver, CO.
o 60 story office tower
o A YMCA facility
o mid-rise office buildings

· Associate at Newman Architects, a commercial architecture firm located in New Haven, CT and Washington DC
o Taft School in Watertown, CT: a arts and humanities building, a dormitory, and a dining hall
o Colgate University, Hamilton, NY: a library
o Hobart and William Smith, Geneva, NY: an academic building
o New Haven, CT: a mixed use project including residential, retail and office space

· Associate at Frank J. Gravino Architects, New Haven, CT
o mixed use building: Portsmouth, NH- residential, retail and office space

· Sr. Associate at Robert Orr & Associates, New Haven, CT
o mixed use building, Southport, CT- residential, retail, restaurant and office condominiums
o mixed use building, Madison, CT- a restricted age project including 4 different housing types, retail and commercial space
o master plans for Madison, CT; Iroquis, NY; and Southport, CT

· Principal and Owner, JMKA Architects, Westport, CT
o retail space
o space planning
o professional offices, space planning
o Age-restricted communities in Fairfield and New Haven County

Jeff has also worked on several civic structures including Uris Library at Cornell University, a new dormitory and dining facilities at the Taft School.

The firm is also involved in New Urbanism projects. Jeff Kaufman contributed to the master plan for revitalization of downtown Irondequoit, N.Y., Madison Landing, Madison CT and Southport Village, Southport, CT. (while employed at ROA)

JMKA architects is actively involved in local charities and is an active volunteer, working with a number of charitable organizations:

Jeff Kaufman currently serves as chairman of the Plan and Zoning Commission of the Town of Woodbridge, a position he has held for 6 years. Mr. Kaufman was the lead on Woodbridge’s Plan of Conservation and Development, a 10-year plan for the future of the Town. The in-depth analysis included adding mixed-use development areas and high-density areas; as well as developing a more cohesive business district and areas for Town center activities. He also has served on the building committees of the Woodbridge library and the elementary school project, and serves as chair of the just recently completed school building project, a performance-based project. Mr. Kaufman also sits on the Westport Historical Society Board.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2017


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, architecture

Jeffrey Kaufman received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas. He also studied Regional Planning at Johnson State College in VT and Architectural Design/History in Florence, Italy, associated with Syracuse University.

Jan 1977 - May 1982


A-List, 1st Place


Innovation In Design awards: Cottages and gardens
rubenoff “bathroom"

greensfarms “architecture”

fitzgerald “bathroom”

sterling “builder”

A-List: Moffley Magazines
A-Lis ezring “kid space / bathroom”

A-List Sterling “entry”

A-list Greenwich: English Country residence

A-List MimI Lane kitchen

2009 Hunting Ridge “best over 7000 sq ft


Areas of Specialization