Jan Willemse

Partner at ZGF Architects LLP

Jan Willemse

Jan Willemse

Partner at ZGF Architects LLP

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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.

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Portland Business Journal (Oregon)
October 7, 2016
ZGF's managing partner on collaboration between architects and contractors
Portland Business Journal (Oregon)
February 16, 2016
A top Portland architecture firm adds partners
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Education
Bachelor of Architecture

The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation in more than 200 academic programs that range from Eugene to Portland and from the coast to the mountains.

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The American Institute of Architects operates as a professional association of architects. It provides support services for architects who wants to continue education experience and maintain their licensure; web-based resources; and conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture. The company was founded by Richard Upjohn, H. W. Cleaveland, Henry Dudley, Leopold Eidlitz, Edward Gardiner, Richard Morris Hunt, J. Wrey Mould, Fred A. Petersen, J. M. Priest, John Welch, Richard Upjohn Jr., Charles Babcock, and Joseph C. Wells on February 23, 1857 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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ZGF Architects is a design firm with an intentionally diverse portfolio including healthcare and research facilities, academic buildings, mixed-use developments, corporate campuses, museums, transportation facilities and ecodistricts. A practice with more than 600 professionals and offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, and Vancouver BC, they have an ethos of collaboration, design excellence, stewardship of their natural and built environment, and exceptional client service.

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