David Jansen has an innate ability to synthesize complex building programs with innovative design solutions.
David works in virtually every major building type – institutional, cultural, commercial, hospitals, healthcare, airports, hotel and residential, and transit. His wealth of experience in master planning, urban design, architectural design, and interior design has contributed to the success of numerous major developments in North America and around the world. His projects include some of New York City’s most significant landmarks: the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion; World Trade Center Towers 2, 3, and 4; JPMC Global Headquarters; Goldman Sachs Global Headquarters; Hearst Tower; One Bryant Park – Bank of America Headquarters; and 53W53 (the MoMA Tower). His portfolio also features the Pearson International Airport Terminal 1 and CIBC Square in Toronto, MGM CityCenter in Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi Media Zone, and the new Google Bay View Campus in Mountain View, California.
Through his collaboration on such complex projects as these, David has earned the respect of some of the world’s most renowned design architects, including Foster + Partners, Maki + Associates, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Gehry Partners, BIG, Heatherwick Studio, and UNStudio. He has also developed an exceptional understanding of the major complexities of large-scale, urban planning developments, and the coordination of schemes with many different design architects.
David first joined Adamson in 1977 and remained with the firm until 1985. He returned as a Principal in 1996 and transitioned to a Special Consultant role in 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.