Jennifer Carpenter is a principal of Verona Carpenter Architects and has practiced in New York since 1998.
Jennifer has deep and diverse experience across project types, including workplace, retail, hospitality, not-for-profits, and residential. Recent projects include global headquarters for Converse and MediaMath, over a dozen restaurants for client Honeygrow, exclusive retail stores for Ubiq, and a residence on Fifth Avenue. Before launching VCA, Jennifer was the principal of Jennifer Carpenter Architect (2010-2017) and an associate at Rogers Marvel Architects (1998-2010). In 2000 Jennifer founded the innovative furniture and product design studio TRUCK Product Architecture with two partners; she designed furniture for retailers including the MoMA Design Store and Design Within Reach.
Jennifer is featured in several design anthologies, including Dish a compendium of women in design from Princeton Architectural Press, and the recent book …& Fork, a global survey of ‘the most exciting and important’ young designers from Phaidon Press.
Before earning her Master of Architecture from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Jennifer worked with Cesar Pelli + Associates. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Yale, where she studied architecture and art history. She has been a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional since 2010.
Jennifer is the President of the Board of Directors of the Quad Preparatory School, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.