Jessica Knapp

Jessica Knapp

Associate Principal

“I find the most success in keeping the whole team moving in a common direction. Architecture is a simple and yet extremely complicated business, and how to communicate the discipline requires constant innovation."

Jessica has been working in the architecture business since she graduated from college, moving straight into her father’s practice. She has worked in business development for the AEC industry for nearly twenty years, earning her MBA in the process. During that time, she’s become particularly adept at business development and building teams of architects, consultants, engineers, and builders to take on significant projects in areas such as K-12 Education, Higher Education, Science-Technology, Workplace, and Senior Living. “The big wins are the team efforts. Those are the most rewarding accomplishments,” she says. Jessica should know: The former college ice hockey player who helped take St. Lawrence University to the national championships now coaches at Wellesley High School, which has won three straight State Championships. Coaching sports—which combines inspiration, motivation, and the occasional dose of tough love—she says “has helped me more than anything to grow professionally.”

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Jessica manages business development for the Boston studio. As a non-architect, she succeeds through team leadership, management, target marketing, and deeply honed communication skills. “The most remarkable outcomes come from the teams who work together repeatedly and endlessly to improve processes and outcomes that bring value to their projects and therefore their communities,” she says.


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  • +1 (617) 241-5898
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  • Education

  • Boston University; M.B.A
  • Lawrence University; B.A.
  • Associations

  • Urban Land Institute
  • Professional Women in Construction
  • CoreNet Global
  • Boston Society of Architects
  • Society of Marketing Professionals