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Jennifer O'Donnell

Architecture & Built EnvironmentDesign Academic, EducatorDesign Critic, Writer, Curator

Jennifer is an Architect on a mission to improve people’s lives through exemplary progressive architecture. Jennifer is co-founder of O’DonnellBrown, a Glasgow-based practice working on retrofit residential and community-led projects across the UK. Under Jennifer’s leadership, the studio has gained early and critical recognition as the only UK finalist in 2019’s Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards, as a ‘stand-out practice’ in The Architect’s Journal 40 under 40 which recognizes architecture’s brightest up-and-coming talent, and as a featured practice in The Architecture Foundation’s ‘New Architects 4,’ a major publication surveying the best British architectural practices established in the past ten years. Jennifer leads a range of projects in the studio, including the community-led regeneration of the Grade A listed Govan Graving Docks, a site of national significance.

A graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Jennifer has maintained links with Glasgow’s architecture schools both as a visiting critic and design tutor. She is passionate about using these roles to help educate the next generation about the built environment and the social responsibility that comes with shaping it. Alongside her role as a Design Council Expert, Jennifer continues to be a regular guest judge for the Architect’s Journal annual design awards.

Jennifer O'Donnell