Jesse is a principal who collaborates with BDP’s leadership in steering the future direction and growth of the practice across North America.
He oversees the Toronto studio’s strategic planning, business development and marketing teams, the NYC studio’s growth and operations, and the global evolution of our inclusive design consultancy, Human Space.
Relevant project experience includes overseeing large accessibility and inclusion evaluations for large corporations and campuses, guideline development towards human centred environments, innovative research 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. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Health Leaders Network and is a Fitwel Ambassador. He was awarded the 2020 Emerging Leaders Award - Leadership Category, by Construction Canada, a national awards program recognising 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.