Leigh Jerrard

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Quick Facts
project at studio museum

 Philosophy of Time Travel

site-specific installation opening at

 Studio Museum, Harlem, NY on April 11, 2007

collaborating artists:

Olga Koumoundouros, Matthew Sloly, Edgar Arceneaux, Rodney McMillian, Vincent Johnson

assistants: Leigh Jerrard, Emilio Loza

Production shots taken March, 2007

 Residency at Armory Center for the Arts Northwest, Pasadena, CA 

yeh + jerrard

Yeh + Jerrard is a full-service architecture studio specializing in clean, simple structures designed with an eye towards humanity’s role in the greater world.  They enjoy collaborations outside of the architecture community, and seek out interesting projects and people with whom to work.  The studio is LEED accredited and licensed to practice architecture in California and Hawaii.  The principals are Leigh Jerrard and Bryant Yeh. 




Project List:


Mount Washington Residence         

Los Angeles, CA  

1920 sf    

Currently in permitting

Set on a steep upslope lot, this house is expressed as a series of geometric volumes that interplay with semi-enclosed outdoor “rooms” to maximize living spaces while keeping costs down.


Blocksburg Cabin

Humboldt County, CA    

2800 sf

Currently under construction

Four 20’ x 20’ volumes housing living room, kitchen/dining room, porch, and bedroom are arranged along a central circulation spine. The cabin is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional “dog-trot” arrangement, using vernacular building materials.


Tokes Residence                          

Cuesta-by-the-Sea, CA

2000 sf

Currently under construction

Single-family residence includes an oversized hallway on the ground floor that opens to a lush landscaped zone to double as a social space. The picture window upstairs frames dramatic views of Morro Bay. 


Lagger Residence

Kona Coast, Big Island, HI

11,000 sf

Currently in CD phase        

Four separate pavilions—living, master bedroom, guest wing, and garage— are interwoven with a large free-form swimming pool and a series of stepped lanai decks to create a sybaritic tropical paradise.


JoT House Prototype 3

Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

126 sf

Completed 2006

Teensy guesthouse in a backyard, built in around three weeks using a prefabricated, panelized design.


JoT House Prototypes 1&2                             

Joshua Tree, CA

1344 sf each

Completed 2004

To meet an extremely low budget of $68/sf (including land, labor, permitting, and utilities) Yeh + Jerrard developed a set of simple and modular construction details so the house could be built by semi-skilled labor with off-the-shelf materials and limited tools.


Kapolei Restaurants                            

Oahu, HI   

6000 sf                

Completed 2003

One building housing two distinct contemporary restaurants—a Chinese restaurant featuring a circular entrance and floating clouds of paper lanterns, and an Italian restaurant that blocks out interior spaces with an assemblage of solid planes and rectilinear forms.


Steinberg & Sons

Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA

640 sf     

Completed 2002               

Interior redesign of a boutique clothing store.  Yeh + Jerrard did the interior layout as well as retail display and lighting design, working within a highly constrained budget.


Folding Structure                        

“Form & Function” Exhibition, Chapman University, Orange, CA;    

16’-10” x 4’-2” x 8’-2” high (folded); 32’-0”” x 6’-0” (flat)

Exhibit dates: 2/10/03 – 3/22/03

A formal investigation of rigid surfaces through folded-plate geometry.  Both structure and skin, the Folding Structure is a prototype demountable enclosure that folds flat for transport: a sort of origami house.