Jerry founded Tate Harmer in 2007 and maintains a central role at the practice. Known for creating inspirational and sustainable spaces that connect people and communities, he is driven by his desire to generate creative, pragmatic and unique solutions for each project. Jerry believes in simple, high-quality, sustainable design.
Jerry was educated at Nottingham University and the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he received the Antoine Predock Design Award, subsequently completing a masters degree at Harvard University, where he received the Kevin V. Kieran prize. Prior to establishing Tate Harmer, he worked at Grimshaw Architects where he led a number of significant projects including ‘The Core’ education facilities at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.
Since establishing Tate Harmer, Jerry has led projects across multiple sectors including a number of visitor accommodation sites within verdant natural environments. With a passion for eco-tourism, his schemes offer a unique visitor experience, allowing guests close access to interesting natural surroundings whilst ensuring they remain intact and protected.
Jerry is a frequent lecturer, notably at the Carpenters Fellowship and Ecobuild, as well as contributor to architecture publications such as Building Design, Sustain, and World Architecture News. He has taught at Harvard University, runs a timber design and make course for the Dartmoor Arts organisation and currently teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.