The focus of Jeanne Chen’s work has been on many campuses across the country and she enjoys the challenges of working with multiple constituents who form the university client group and who often see the project from their own unique perspective. Jeanne believes that listening is the first step of responsive design.
Jeanne brings over twenty years of experience from campus planning, programming, through design and construction to the project with her most recent projects at Dartmouth College (LEED™ Gold and Silver Certified) and the expansion of the Sloan School at MIT which is on track for LEED™ Gold Certification. Currently, she is working on the Student Community Center at the University of California Berkeley which began with our developing a strategic master plan for the adaptive reuse, new construction and revitalization of the southwest campus district.
Jeanne’s ability to advance and develop the broad vision of each project while attending to client needs and technical details has made her successful in leading complex institutional projects, including the firm’s largest civic project, the Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse in Fresno, California. The design of the courthouse both represents the open and public face of our judicial system while addressing stringent security and circulation criteria.