Kelsey Jordan

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Kelsey Jordan, WELL AP, Fitwel, Associate AIA

BIO:

As an experienced and award-winning 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 pragmatic approaches to wellness in education include designing an educational facility in Mississippi which incorporated agriculture curriculum and passive and active evidence-based design strategies associated with higher graduation rates and mentally and physically healthier lifestyles.

Currently as an architectural professional, Kelsey 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. This has led her to serving as chair for and on various organizations where she works directly with underrepresented students to teach life skills through architecture. Recently she has been featured on Beyond the Built Environment as a diverse designer representing diverse designers in Missouri.