About Jaime Lerner Associated Architects
Jaime Lerner Associated Architects was founded in April 2003, with offices in Curitiba and presided by architect Jaime Lerner. The practice has as working proposal to build – through partnership with local actors – ideas and solutions that can be detailed and implemented by cities authorities.
In addition to its experienced resident team, it counts with the support of consultants in several areas, having as bases the experiences and proposals implemented in Curitiba, in the state of Parana and in several cities in Brazil and overseas.
More than a simple transference of models or projects, the proposal is the practical and conceptual application of urban principles which consider the strategic role of cities in their countries and within the world stage; the search for sustainable development of cities; the priority for public transportation, pedestrians and meeting areas within cities; the need to foster a mix of incomes and functions in the city, and within neighborhoods; the preservation and valorization of local identity and urban memory; the valorization of public spaces; the valorization of urban and natural landscapes; the development of local economic vocations, and the attraction of new businesses.
There are some fundamental principles to guide the practice’s work, based on Jaime’s understanding of cities.
"Nobody works alone. I'm sure that just the immersion of several people together in a job forms a 'creative process." Jaime Lerner