Jean Marie Gath, LEED AP

Managing Principal

Jean, Managing Principal of Pfeiffer, leads the firm’s master planning, urban design and programming efforts, focusing primarily on arts and academic facilities. She is a founding Principal of the firm and was previously a Principal of Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, the firm’s predecessor, which she joined in 1991. She led the programming, planning and design, from the ground up, of two new liberal arts campuses—Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California and Yale/ N.U.S. (National University of Singapore) Campus in Singapore; developed comprehensive housing/implementation plans for UCLA’s Northwest Campus and the University of Washington’s North Campus; and developed campus-wide master plans for Brooklyn College, Barnard College and Sarah Lawrence University, among many others. Co-author of “Cultural Centers” in Basic Type Basics for College and University Facilities (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), Jean is an Associate Member of the AIA, a member of the Society for College and University Planning and a founding member of the Institute for Urban Design. She is also on the Board of Directors of Fundación Amistad, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultural and educational exchanges between peoples of the United States and Cuba.