Jill Vowels

Higher Education, Minneapolis

Jill is energized in collaborative team settings where she excels in guiding clients to envision their future while organizing her teams to unfold innovative solutions that align to those goals. With her experience in delivering large, high profile, and multi-user projects on time and within budget, she has a great eye for detail and planning clarity. She excels across higher education sectors with varying project types, scopes, and budgets.

An avid mountain biker, Jill stays focused and balanced in the face of every challenge. She also loves sharing her knowledge and empowers her teams by fostering their curiosity.

"I’m keenly aware of the potential impact in my role as a higher education Architect and leader. When we embrace our vulnerabilities and compassionately listen to diverse contributors, we support our clients to truly empower future generations to solve the world’s most challenging problems."
University of San Diego Knauss School of Business
San Diego, California
University of Minnesota Health Sciences Education Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kent State University Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Kent, Ohio
"Jill has worked tirelessly to listen to the client and understand the culture and needs of the college. Her impact can be measured by her enduring advocacy in providing accessible, sustainable, and universal wellness initiatives. Through Jill’s continued leadership and engagement, the new College of Business building at Kent State University will inspire our future business students by creating an enriching educational environment to become future leaders of industry in the local and global economies."

―Jay Graham, Director of Architecture and Engineering, Kent State University

Jill is leading the way for young female architects through her involvement in the Women in Business Education Network and as co-chair of AIA Minnesota’s Women in Architecture Committee.

Women in Business Education at AACSB's 2023 International Conference and Annual Meeting

Jill's Featured Work

Kent State University College of Business Administration
Kent State University College of Business Administration
Kent, Ohio