As the California higher education practice leader, Jessica focuses on delivering a positive and seamless experience for our higher education clients across the state and around the world. She draws on her experience as a project manager, project architect, academic programmer and planner to set expectations, communicate clearly, monitor delivery, and solve problems. Having managed projects from single room renovations to master plans of over four million GSF on campuses across the globe, she consistently delivers projects on time and budget while maintaining consensus around a shared direction. Jessica is an active member in the Southern California design community, focusing on issues related to equal representation of diverse perspectives in design professions and engaging with future generations of designers, engineers, and contractors. Her work through Architecture for Communities Los Angeles as Chair of the Design by Diversity (DxD) Committee has engaged with more than 200 organizations, education institutions, and companies as well as children of all ages to inspire interest and appreciation for design.
The experience of the environments we create lets us take part in supporting the next generation through all the different types of facilities we work on. Whether it's collegiate athletics, academic and research facilities or student life facilities, these are all buildings and places that really help to shape the college experience – providing ways for students, faculty and campus communities to connect.