As a 12-year-old growing up in Wichita, Kansas, Jean was constantly drawn to architecture, watching construction sites and reading building magazines. Architecture chose her as much as she chose architecture.
Jean’s philosophy as a healthcare designer, planner, and architect favors elegance and simplicity. She believes design success can be evaluated only after people start using the building—to which her most recent projects well attest: Jean implemented the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, planned and designed the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, and developed the master plans for UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Her parents reinforced the importance of being nice to everyone. This wisdom has served her well, as she has formed personal and professional relationships that have endured over the length of her entire career.