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Halper Architects LLC is a full service architecture firm founded by Jon Halper AIA, located in Westport, Connecticut.

Over the past 28 years, Jon Halper’s work has been founded on a simple design philosophy: commitment to sensitivity of context, function-based problem solving and strict attention to detail. Halper Architects share a view of architectural history focusing on the fundamentals of architectural ideas, and these are applied across a range of styles. 

The firm’s portfolio includes commercial, institutional and private residential projects, involving new construction, all scales of renovation, adaptive re-use and landmark conversions, widely varied in scale, function and style. The buildings are not recycled, autographed or drawn directly from historical example; they are the product of a rigorous design process and the unique characteristics and requirements of each project, and each client. The common denominator is the client who values excellence in design and construction, and Jon Halper invites client collaboration with the belief that it engenders better buildings.

Among Halper Architects commercial and institutional projects are numerous Ralph Lauren stores; the Interstate Design Center; the Saugatuck Rowing Club and Stamford Yacht Club; a corporate headquarters for Orrefors Crystal; and a Headmaster’s Residence for The Kent School. These and other projects have earned Jon Halper numerous awards for design excellence.

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Jon Halper was born in Chicago in 1956. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1979 from University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University in 1981.

Prior to the founding of Halper Architects in 2014, Jon was a partner of Halper Owens Architects, which was established in 1987. Prior to that Jon was principal of Jon Halper, Architect; the project architect at Naomi Leff & Associates where focused on Ralph Lauren’s NYC flagship store; and a senior designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox. Jon is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, registered in 9 states and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has been a visiting professor at University of Illinois and visiting critic at Yale University.

Among Jon’s projects are: several Ralph Lauren stores, most notably the newly opened Greenwich Avenue CT store; the Interstate Design Center, honored for architectural and business design; the Saugatuck Rowing and Stamford Yacht Clubs, iconographic mixed-use projects; and the Cathedral Cellars store in the Equitable Building. His residential portfolio includes: the Conyers Farm projects; Jule Pond Residence, certified Silver in LEED for Homes; and the Long Island Sound Residence, in the style of America’s great country houses.

Jon has been a member of Town of Westport Architectural Review Commission since 2001. He is married and resides in Fairfield County with his wife and their two sons.


Halper Architects

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A 61 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880
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