Jay L. Berman AIA

Jay Berman joined Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1998 and became a partner in 2009. His practice is situated at the intersection of design, development, and the political and business contexts in which the built environment is shaped. His work with large client organizations, institutional planning committees, multidisciplinary teams, city planning authorities, landmarks review boards, and other stakeholders is central to his design process and the successful delivery of his projects.

As a designer, Mr. Berman has played a leading role in the conception and development of academic, institutional, corporate, residential, tall, and repositioning projects, including the Center for Government and International Studies at Harvard University, headquarters projects for Goldman Sachs in New York and Bangalore, and the recladding/repositioning of the former Time-Life building in New York. As a planner, he has led many of the firm’s recent master planning assignments and has been instrumental in growing the firm’s international large-scale master planning practice.

Mr. Berman played a central role in the firm’s first assignment in India in 2006 and subsequently has served as partner-in-charge of projects in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai. Since 2009 he has led the master planning and design process for the 17-acre mixed-use development at Lodha Place, under construction in Mumbai, whose iconic centerpiece, the World Towers, will include World One, slated to become the tallest building in India and one of the tallest residential towers in the world.


Harvard Graduate School of Design
MArch 1998

Columbia College, Columbia University
AB, Architecture and History 1994

Professional Experience

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Partner 2009–

Beacon Properties Corporation