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David Jansen

Special Consultant

A Special Consultant with Adamson, David has worked on buildings and projects of all types and scales across the world

David Jansen has an innate ability to synthesize complex building programs with innovative design solutions. 

David brings a wealth of experience in master planning, urban design, architectural design, and interior design. His experience encompasses virtually every major building type -- institutional, cultural, commercial, hospitals, healthcare, airports, hotel and residential, and transit.

David has been involved in a number of major developments in North America and around the world, including the new Google Inc. Global Headquarters in Mountain View, CA; World Trade Center Towers 2, 3, & 4 and The National 9/11 Memorial Museum Entry Pavilion, New York; Goldman Sachs Global Headquarters, New York; Hearst Tower, New York; One Bryant Park – Bank of America Headquarters, New York; MoMA Tower, New York; CIBC Square, Toronto; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; and Media Zone, Abu Dhabi.

Through his involvement on complex projects such as these and others, he has worked with and earned the respect of some of the world’s most pre-eminent design architects including Foster + Partners, Maki + Associates, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, BIG, Henning Larsen Architects, and Pelli Clarke Pelli.

His expertise in large-scale, urban planning developments has provided him with an exceptional understanding of the major complexities of large-scale development and the coordination of schemes with many different design architects.

David first joined Adamson in 1977 and worked at 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.