OAA, Senior Associate
Studied at Carleton University in Ottawa. Bachelor of Architecture (1990).
Jesson joined KPMB Architects in 1990 and has over twenty years of experience in the design and management of institutional and corporate projects at a range of scales.
He has been a significant collaborator on many of the firm’s major cultural commissions, which have involved strategic architectural interventions to existing structures. These projects include the transformation of Toronto’s heritage Stock Exchange into the Design Exchange, an exhibition and event space for design, the renovations to the Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts (now the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts), and the Roy Thomson Hall Enhancement project for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, a project that transformed the iconic facility into a world-calibre concert hall and multi-purpose facility. He was also the associate-in-charge of the new Walgreen Drama Center and Arthur Miller Theatre building at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Jesson has directed a series of corporate architectural interiors projects for clients in New York and Toronto. These include the advertising offices of Ammirati Puris Lintas in New York, and the New York Executive Offices for a financial investment company, and the corporate office fit-up for Gluskin Sheff in Toronto’s Financial District. Currently, he is the senior associate-in-charge of the renovation and expansion of 20 Washington Road for Humanities and Social Sciences at Princeton University.
David was made an Associate in 1998 and a Senior Associate in 2011.