Jay L. Berman, AIA, is a design partner at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, where he has led some of the firm’s most important building and planning assignments. His practice is focused on planning and design of complex projects that frequently straddle the boundary between public and private realms, usually involve diverse stakeholders, and often require extensive rezoning, public approvals, community review, and government sanctions.
As a designer, Mr. Berman has played a leading role in the conception and development of academic, institutional, residential, commercial, corporate headquarters, and tall building projects. As a planner, he has been a driver of the firm’s master planning and development planning practice in the United States and internationally. Most recently, he developed the master plan for Lodha Place, a 17-acre, 7-million-square-foot mixed-use development in Central Mumbai, and is the lead designer of five buildings within the site, including its iconic centerpiece, a 1,450-foot-high tower known as World One.