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Jerry K. Roller, AIA, LEED AP

Founding Principal

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Jerry is the founder of the firm. Starting out as a sole practitioner, he has guided the growth of the firm through the creation of JK Roller Architects LLC and finally to JKRP Architects. His guiding principle, providing clients with quality design and responsive service, has fueled continued firm growth and success. A key to that success has been Jerry’s promotion of a team practice in which all projects benefit from the collaboration of partners, project managers, and staff architects. He and the partners look forward to leading the firm into its next decades of service to clients.

In addition, Jerry has become well known for high-profile retail projects and prominent multi-family residential projects. Jerry is very active in the American Institute of Architects, having served as President of AIA-PA and having held the posts of Regional Director and Vice President on the National AIA Board. He is also an active board member of the BIA of Philadelphia.

What’s your dream car?

Aston Martin Vantage or Porsche 911 Carrera.

Who’s one person in history that you would want to sit with on a plane to California?

Frank Gehry.

You’re forced to carry around a boombox for the rest of your life and you can only play one song. What song do you pick?

“Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles.

Do you have any unusual skills or talents?

I am an excellent pastry chef.

Favorite building of all time?

Pompidou Center.

Favorite TV show?


Favorite word or phrase?

“It is what it is!”

Thing you like most about architecture?

Solving problems.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Drag racing.