Jill Hewes, AIA, LEED® AP, NCARB
Partner | Architect
Jill graces the MKSD office with a quiet confidence as a well-rounded and thoughtful leader who not only takes her work seriously but takes it personally. She is a responsive architect who listens to the needs of the client as she guides them through the design and construction process.
Jill is also MKSD’s partner in charge of business operations. She manages MKSD’s day-to-day operations within the office in collaboration with senior project managers, designers, technical personnel, and professional consultants. Highly organized and efficient, Jill’s perseverance is crucial in coordinating and implementing action plans in collaboration with the firm’s partners. Jill also selflessly performs financial and human resources management tasks.
Trustworthy and diligent, Jill’s fields of expertise extend from healthcare to higher education, charter schools, and government projects. Jill has successfully led the MKSD team on the design of two ground-up new hospitals. Her passion for college & university projects is evident in her work on many projects for this client type. Jill’s organization and diligence makes her particularly adept at navigating complex processes for government agencies, and she is responsible for leading most of MKSD’s Pennsylvania DGS & Federal government projects.
Areas of Expertise
- Higher Education Design
- Comprehensive Planning
- Project Scheduling
- Existing Building Renovations & Modernization
- Consensus Building | Programming
- Budget Control
- Contract Oversight
- Team Leadership
- LEED Design | Sustainability
- Client Relations
- Problem Solver