JESSICA STICKLOR-LIPSON, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, FITWEL
Jessica has been practicing architecture since 2009 and focusing on learning spaces and the intersection of education, wellness and the environment since 2016.
She brings her passion for social, emotional and environmental needs to the design of learning environments for children. Jessica has worked with fellow architects and educators to design Fielding learning environments across the globe including those in Germany, the United States and Singapore. Her interests in sustainability, prefabrication and the design process coupled with a desire to explore cultures around the world fuels her creativity and motivates her to deliver the best possible projects.
Jessica received her Master of Architecture from The Catholic University of America and an undergraduate degree in media arts and design with a concentration in journalism from James Madison University. She has participated in a program that partners architects with local schools and taught a unit on design to a class of elementary school students, volunteered with the Open Architecture Collaborative (formerly Architecture for Humanity) and was involved in sustainable research and philanthropic efforts at her previous place of employment. While in school, she received a commendation for her thesis, which re-imagined the idea of an educational center in El Salvador that emphasized the core of human needs of children, in addition to an AIA DC Honorable Mention for a group project she and her colleagues designed and built in Ireland.
Most recently, she worked for District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to research best practices in school design and foster collaboration and engagement at the district level. She had the opportunity to lead DCPS’ six-year Capital Improvement Plan, the school modernization and small capital program, and facility management in collaboration with the Department of General Services (DGS) to ensure that DCPS facilities met the DCPS vision.