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In 2004 Jerry Ford had already had a 30-year run with his own Princeton-based firms: Walker Sander Ford and Kerr, Short And Ford and later Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch. But instead of retiring he, along with Quinn Schwenker and Moira McClintock, founded Ford 3 Architects.

"The folks at Ford 3 represent the best of a fresh, new era in architecture. I enjoy sharing my experience with the staff, but also enjoy how they push me to think differently about the way I approach my work. It is a very satisfying working relationship."

Ford's high school art teacher steered him in the direction of architecture because of his aptitude in art, math, and spatial relations. Those skills and his ability to transform a client's abstract ideas into three-dimensional reality have been contributing factors in his long list of accomplishments. As Princeton University graduate, Jerry has had a lifelong interest in the town of Princeton, specifically Palmer Square and its namesake Edgar Palmer. Jerry did his Princeton University senior thesis on the topic of a Center for Princeton. 

A former member of the boards of the Nassau Club, Princeton Chamber of Commerce and Plan Smart NJ, Jerry now serves on the Princeton Sustainability Commission and chairman of the board of the French American School of Princeton. 

BA Architecture, 1954, Princeton University 
MFA Architecture, 1959, Princeton University 

New Jersey 

Professional Memberships 
American Institute of Architects 
New Jersey Society of Architects 
NCARB Certified 

Professional Experience 
Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch, 
Princeton, NJ 

Short and Ford Architects 
Princeton, NJ 

Walker Sander Ford and Kerr Architects 
Princeton, NJ 

Welton Becket Architects 
New York, NY 
Project Designer 

The Port of New York Authority 
World Trade Center Division 
New York, NY 

Kenneth Kassler Architect 
Princeton, NJ 
Project Architect 

Harrison and Abramovitz Architects 
New York, NY 

John Diehl & Associates Architects 
Princeton, NJ 
Designer draftsman 

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