Growing up in a family of artists, engineers, and educators Jennifer is in many ways a product of her heritage – her interest and passion for architecture developing as a child in the space between artistic expression, logic, and an interest in serving others.
Jennifer spent her childhood moving with her family and studying globally. It was through this exposure to various people, places, and cultures that she developed her passion for architecture. This global lens along with her innate curiosity and ability to connect the dots between space, people, and ideas makes her the holistic architect she is today.
Jennifer has worked across all facets of the architecture profession – design excellence, service, research, and business practice – and she believes that architects must approach the complexity of our work with both creativity and empathy. Through her curiosity, her understanding of the architectural design and delivery process, and her clarity of purpose – design for the greater good – she has become a cultural leader in our studio and our industry.
Having grown up in both remote rural and busy urban settings, Jennifer has settled somewhere in the middle to raise her family. She enjoys learning from her children through each of their unique passions, travelling, reading, baking, winter sports and taking long walks near the beautiful lakes in Minnesota.