AIA, LEED® AP, Managing Director
Jed Zimmerman is a Director in SOM’s Los Angeles office. With over 27 years of experience, he brings invaluable perspective, expertise and insight to the design and delivery process. Having performed virtually every role in the design process during his career, he effectively assembles and coordinates project teams and directs all phases of the design and construction process. Zimmerman facilitates each detail of communication between the client, team members, and consultants by continually integrating his design skills and experience into the management of each project.
Zimmerman has worked on both the design and management sides associated with airport, rail-transit facilities, civic, corporate, commercial, industrial, tenant improvement, and residential projects throughout the country. With this diverse project experience, Jed’s hands-on approach brings discerning judgment and unique practical skill to the execution of all aspects of architectural services. He has a clear design philosophy and is committed to working with each client to make sure that their needs and desires are met, ultimately leading to creative ways to address both functionality and sustainability in each project and provide distinctive expression that is contemporary but is also related to historical precedents and local context.
Zimmerman is currently working on the Long Beach Civic Center, a 22 acre redevelopment of the Long Beach, California’s downtown civic core as well as various projects at Los Angeles International Airport including the Lobby Renovation of Terminal 2, the Central Terminal Area Sitescape and Landscape Design Program, and the airport’s overall Design Guidelines. Zimmerman has been recognized by Los Angeles World Airports Director, Deputy Director, and Deputy Program Manager for his ability to successfully manage project teams and also for his ability to collaborate and continually meet project schedules and deliverables.