|JEROME KERNER, A.I.A., ARCHITECT|
The 80's saw a shift in his practice to adaptive reuse with projects like the Ansonia Clockworks Coops in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the St. Mary's Girl School conversion in Peekskill, NY. These were the first of many design-build projects for Jerome. From 1985 to the present Jerome Kerner has been involved with design-build projects in the Westchester and Mid-Hudson areas of New York. These are projects that have long span requirements, where structural steel systems design along with a design-build approach becomes a practical method of safely fulfilling the many functions of a structure. Currently he is the person responsible for design in a Design-Build team and works collaboratively with Bond Street Architecture & Design of New York on a variety of recreational, fitness and sports-related projects, such as ice rinks, indoor tennis courts, and other large span multi-sport spaces, as well as high-bay storage and corporate offices.
Some of Jerome Kerner’s completed projects in Westchester include:
Among Kerner's current and recent sports projects are:
Economy is usually an important design consideration, especially for private sports clubs, which generally have to satisfy many requirements. “While they must offer all the amenities to be attractive to prospective members, their monthly membership fees have to stay competitive,” the architect says. “Take a new tennis facility. Where a prep school might have a budget of $7 to $10 million, a private tennis club often will try to do approximately the same thing on a budget of $4 million.”
While large-span metal structures are often a preferred building type for sports uses, they are not the only possible solution to the problems facing this type of facility. Inflatable and fabric frame buildings are generating more interest because they offer a means of adding to existing facilities inexpensively. Indicative of this trend, Kerner’s design of an inflatable addition to the Kings Park project mentioned above was designated ‘Tennis Court of the Year’ by Tennis Industry magazine in March of 2001.
Some of the goals of the firm are:
Mr. Kerner has been an active member of the A.I.A.
As a member of the Westchester Mid Hudson Chapter of A.I.A. New York State, he served on the Board of Directors from 1991 to 1998. He served as Chapter Treasurer, Vice President, and, in 1997, President. In 2000, Mr. Kerner was elected Vice President of P.R. and Communications on the State Board of Directors.
Jerome Kerner is licensed in: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachussetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.