As Director of Human Space, Jesse focuses his expertise on strengthening architecture with inclusive design practices.
As a trained Canadian architect, this interest and expertise has led Jesse to oversee the creation of Human Space, championing its strategic growth, operations and global client experience.
Jesse’s range of relevant project experience includes overseeing large accessibility and inclusion evaluations for large corporations and campuses of over multi-million square feet, municipal guideline development towards human centered environments, participatory research projects, innovative concept studies, community engagement and inclusive design consultation for major infrastructure, recreation, healthcare and education projects from concept through to completion.
Jesse is actively involved in the architecture, design and real estate community to spread awareness, mentorship, and education to others on the importance of accessibility, wellness and inclusive design within the built environment. Jesse is a member of the ULI Global Health Leaders Network and volunteers as a health design advisor furthering new housing models and environments to help people live and age-in-place at the Institute without Boundaries in Toronto, Canada. Jesse is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Ontario Association of Architects and is a Fitwel Ambassador.
Jesse is also a Principal at BDP Quadrangle, collaborating with studio leaders in steering the strategic growth of BDP Quadrangle in North America. Most recently, Jesse was awarded the 2020 Emerging Leaders Award - Leadership Category, by Construction Canada, a national awards program recognizing those who demonstrate excellence and impress and inspire others in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.
Human Space and BDP Quadrangle collaborated to reimagine a typical accessible suite to demonstrate how beautiful universal design can be.
How can we leverage amenity spaces already present in multi-unit residential buildings by providing the hard and soft infrastructure necessary to build socially resilient communities?
Orange highlights and striking forms lead from the street through the lobby in this renovated commercial building that proposes adaptive reuse can re-engage the city and become an exemplar for universal access.