Top Design Season 2: Getting to know Jennifer Newsom

Jennifer Newsom, 28, is originally from Minneapolis, MN and now resides in New York City.
Jennifer always looking for her next challenge. Not only is she a former track star, but she’s also a double Yale graduate with a Masters degree. While at Yale, she organized a symposium on architecture and race and wrote an encyclopedia entry on the history of black architects. Her work has been profiled in Metropolis magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and The New York Times. Jennifer believes that good design transcends cultural boundaries. She is passionate about design and architecture and is known for clean lines and a modern sensibility. Jennifer has worked at firms as illustrious and varied as Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Adjaye/Associates, Cooper Robertson & Partners, and Deborah Berke and Partners Architects, designing high-end residential projects. She believes that one quality that makes her a great designer is that she can listen to a client’s needs and translate it into a spatial idea. She also likes to keep the process fun. Jennifer is inspired by context, sentiment and history. Her friends describe her as “tall” (she stands at 6′), and she is also known as a fly dancer and party-starter. Jennifer currently resides in Brooklyn where she and her husband (an artist and architect) are renovating their apartment.

No pics yet of Jennifer’s design work, but here is a link to her Metropolis article Does African-American Architecture Exist?. Well written and thoughtful, a worthy and eye-opening read.

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xoxo Linda