Speaker

Kelsey Jordan

Kelsey Jordan

Architectural Design Lead, WELL AP, Fitwel, Associate AIA

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

As an experienced architectural, interior, and graphic designer in St. Louis, Kelsey Jordan’s visions for the future of architecture strongly involve embedded ideologies on designing for equity in education and diversity in the built environment. Through research and practice she has been able to understand how health and wellness can be implemented to effect positive change within communities that face multifaceted issues like obesity, food deserts, poverty, educational attainment, and systemic racism in educational environments. Her first pragmatic approach to wellness in education was due to the dynamics between poverty, food deserts, obesity, and poor graduation rates plaguing Mississippi - the worst of any state at the time. Through interdisciplinary research, she designed a curriculum and educational facility in Mississippi which incorporated agriculture curriculum, which yielded enough produce to combat food scarcity for these students and their families, along with passive, evidence-based design strategies associated with higher graduation rates and mentally and physically healthier lifestyles. Due to the educational facility’s design excellence, the community can confront multifaceted issues through design. Currently as an architectural designer, Jordan utilizes her passion for design equity to create stimulating future-focused learning environments. She seeks to continuously advocate for design in terms of wellness, equity, diversity & inclusion, and finds joy in situations where she can participate as an advocate for clients and community. Serving as chair for and on various organizations, she works directly with underrepresented students to teach life skills through architecture to help drive future equality and stability. Recently she has been featured on Beyond the Built Environment as a diverse designer representing diverse designers in Missouri.

Area of Expertise

  • Arts
  • Real Estate & Architecture
  • Health & Medical
  • Environment and Cleantech

Topics

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Food & Wellness
  • Environmental Building Design

Kelsey Jordan

Architectural Design Lead, WELL AP, Fitwel, Associate AIA

St. Louis, Missouri, United States