O’Donnell to Serve on the AIA National Young Architects Forum

September 19, 2018

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O’Donnell to Serve on the AIA National Young Architects Forum


Jessica O’Donnell, AIA was selected to serve on the AIA Knowledge for the Young Architects Forum.  The Young Architects Forum (YAF), a program of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the College of Fellows (COF), was organized to address issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects.


Jessica O’Donnell, AIA, is an Architect at Kitchen and Associates, in Collingswood, New Jersey. She has over six years of experience in residential and mixed-use building design, holds an NCARB certificate, and is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


As a young professional she is committed to developing a community within New Jersey that promotes the professional growth of other emerging professionals while fostering comradery among the younger generations within the architecture profession through inclusive events that encompass the different design disciplines.


Jessica currently serves as the Young Architect Regional Director of New Jersey for AIA National’s Young Architect’s Forum and is also a co-founder of AIA New Jersey’s Emerging Professionals Community (EPiC). Through EPiC, she has helped shape the community and its efforts to promote the professional growth of emerging architects and provide service to local communities through advocacy, education, and public outreach events. In addition to her regional and state leadership roles, Jessica will serve as President-Elect of her local AIA section, AIA West Jersey, in 2018.


Jessica is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in Environmental Studies in 2011. During her five years at OSU she was a Division I Equestrian Team member, a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students, and a volunteer with the Architecture Students Teaching Elementary Kids (ASTEK) program.

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