J.L. Ramirez Architect, PC is a New York City based full service architectural firm providing design services for clients in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Specializing in fine quality design inspired by the best of traditional architecture, the firm seeks not to develop a signature style, but rather to identify a stylistic direction that harmoniously addresses the project’s context, client’s lifestyle and functional requirements. The result is work that embodies the great architecture of the past while integrating contemporary amenities.

JLRA was established in 1998 with a vision to offer a high level of personal service combined with very creative design solutions tailored for the individual client. In 2016, JLRA launched thier newest initiative, JL Ramirez Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, whose work embodies the aesthetic and creativity carried on from JLRA’s architecture. Over the years, JLRA has established working relationships with some of the finest general contractors, sub-contractors, artists and craftsman in the Tri-State area. The firm also has extensive experience in working with Local Wetlands, Planning, Zoning, Coastal Commissions and Building Departments allowing the JLRA team of talented architects and designers to effectively manage any project no matter how complicated.

The philosophy of JLRA is to manage every project, from start to finish, with meticulous attention to design and detail. JLRA has learned that working closely with the Client, General Contractor and Consultants in a team environment is the key to building successful projects.




Jose Ramirez is the founding principal of JLRA. Jose earned his BArch from New York Institute of Technology in 1985 and holds licenses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Jose is NCARB certified, a member of the American institute of Architects (AIA), and American Society of Interior designers (ASID)

A Modernist and minimalist by temperament and a Historicist by training, Jose Ramirez believes that design must live as well as it looks. His work is characterized by a holistic approach to design that encompasses the requirements of living and a response to locale. Materials and architectural details take their cue from the context of the project at hand, with careful consideration for function, architectural style, a client’s individual personality and needs. His work is made to improve with use and age, becoming places of memory and legacy.