Jessica Figenholtz


Director of Higher Education Planning, Higher Education Leader


+1 (312) 755-4663

Working across education, retail, workplace strategy and commercial interiors, Jessica is regarded for her thorough understanding of the client and project context. She develops thoughtful design solutions and partners with her clients from vision through implementation.

With more than 16 years of professional experience, Jessica is a highly recognized expert among some of the world’s leading higher education institutions. As the Chicago office Higher Education Leader, she brings together planning, redevelopment, and sustainability to deliver a high impact and create strong value for clients and communities alike. She is able to transform educational experiences by cultivating positive outcomes for today’s learners.

Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently serves on the American Institute of Architects Chicago Board of Directors and the Girls in the Game Advisory Board, and is heavily involved with the US Green Building Council and ACE Mentor Program of Chicago.