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David Jesson
OAA, Senior Associate
djesson@kpmbarchitects.com

David Jesson joined KPMB in 1990 and has contributed design, management and production leadership for a diverse range of institutional and corporate projects. He has been a significant collaborator on many of the firm’s major cultural and academic commissions, which have involved strategic architectural interventions to existing structures. These projects include the transformation of Toronto’s Stock Exchange into the Design Exchange, an exhibition and event space, the Roy Thomson Hall Enhancement for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, 20 Washington Road, the adaptive reuse of the Frick Chemistry Building into the home for Economics and International Initiatives at Princeton University. He has directed a series of corporate workspaces including the advertising offices of Ammirati Puris Lintas in New York, the New York Executive Offices for a financial investment company, and Gluskin Sheff & Associates in Toronto.

Education and Professional Memberships

Education

1990 B. Arch., Carleton University
1984 B.L.Arch., University of Toronto

Professional Memberships

1997 Member, Ontario Association of Architects

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Selected Awards

  • 2004 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner - BlackRock Lounge, Roy Thomson Hall
  • 2003 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner - Roy Thomson Hall Enhancement Project
  • 2002 GE Edison Award for Exceptional Lighting, Award of Merit - Roy Thomson Hall Enhancement Project
  • 2001 Interior Design, Hospitality Awards, Best Renovation - Hilton Toronto
  • 2001 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner - Hilton Toronto
  • 2001 Ontario Association of Architects Award, Honourable Mention - Hilton Toronto
  • 2000 National Post Design Exchange Gold Award - Hilton Toronto
  • 1998 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Awards, Honourable Mention - Ammirati Puris Lintas
  • 1998 National Post Design Exchange Gold Award - Ammirati Puris Lintas

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