AIA, LEED AP®
Jan Willemse is Managing Partner of ZGF’s Portland office, and has served as Technical Design Partner firmwide. With experience on a variety of large, technically complex buildings, he approaches the creation of the built environment as a synthesis of art and science, infused with a strong sense of social responsibility and environmental stewardship. He researches and implements strategies that support design and innovation, with a focus on the intelligent application of sustainable systems and materials. He is responsible for advancing ZGF's approach to Integrated Project Delivery and utilization of BIM as a design tool. As technical designer, he applies his knowledge to a variety of complex projects to ensure that the design intent, as a reflection of clients' goals, manifests itself in all aspects of the project. These projects range from new children's hospitals in Portland and Denver and terminal expansions for the Portland International Airport to corporate headquarters for Clif Bar and academic buildings for the California State University, Fresno. He has also worked on major research and clinical facilities for clients including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Oregon Health & Science University. Jan earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon.