Jessica Lansdale

Jessica Lansdale

New York, NY, US



After taking a brief sabbatical I am employed by NK Architects as a Senior Healthcare Architect / Project Manager / Planner. 

Throughout my career I have been involved in many aspects of planning, design, production, and project management.   I am a licensed architect who is registered in the State of New York, a board-certified healthcare architect through ACHA and a LEED AP.


NK Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect

I focus mainly on managing projects for NYC healthcare clients such as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Lutheran Hospital.

Aug 2013 - current

SBLM Architects, New York, NY, US, "Principal, Healthcare & Wellness Studio"

Created and managed the Healthcare and Wellness Studio.
Responsibilities were divided between design nd project management of healthcare building projects and business development of the Healthcare and Wellness Studio.
Clients included Mount Sinai Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Interfaith Medical Center, Promesa Systems (now Acacia Network), and Horizons Counseling and Education Center.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2012

Francis Cauffman, Inc., New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project manager for hospital and laboratory projects. Supervised a staff of up to six people. Involved in all aspects of project management, including scheduling, budgeting, work-plans, proposals, interviews, code reviews, client and consultant interface, planning, production, and construction administration.
 Lead Manager for the following projects located in New York City:
Columbia University Medical Center, Renovation of the 12th Floor William Black Laboratory: a 10,000 square foot fit-out of the pathology laboratory. Project cost - $3,500,000.
Lenox Hill Hospital, Renovation of the Histology Laboratory: 2,000 square foot fit-out. Project cost - $800,000.
Lenox Hill Hospital Laboratory Automation Study: a detailed report that investigated the feasibility of renovating the 12th floor laboratories to incorporate automated systems.
James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Replacement of the HVAC Equipment and Related Architectural Work: a 16,500 square foot renovation of an animal research laboratory. Project cost - $4,800,000.
 Assistant Project Manager: Saint Joseph’s Hospital System Expansion, Paterson, New Jersey: a $250,000,000 expansion that included a new critical care building, main lobby building, emergency department, and renovations throughout the hospital campus. Worked closely with the project manager on all management-related duties.

Nov 2007 - Dec 2008

Dattner Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

 Project Architect: New York Presbyterian Hospital - Department of Surgery Renovation: a 44,000 square foot interior renovation of the academic and administrative areas for the Department of Surgery. Included a new 16,000 square foot out-patient clinic. Involved in all aspects of planning, design, and document production. Project cost - $25,000,000.
 Construction Administrator: The Construction of the NYC Transit Building at Myrtle - Wyckoff Station, Ridgewood, NY: a project that included the construction of a new 3-story building that bridged the M and R subway stations, upgraded and expanded the existing platforms, provided three new elevators and a dome constructed from glass panels and mosaic art work. Project also included street-level steel repairs to columns supporting the elevated M platform, new sidewalks, and road pavement. Led all aspects of construction administration, including RFIs, submittal review and approval, change orders, payments, and field reports. Project cost - $45,000,000.
 Lead Project Architect / Designer: The Expansion of the Emergency Department for Kingsbrook Hospital, Jamaica, NY: a 13,000 square foot, one-story addition and renovation of the emergency department. Involved in all aspects of new construction, including site and space planning, building design, building and health-code analysis, client and consultant interface, interior and exterior design and detailing, and construction administration.

Aug 2002 - Nov 2007

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Flushing, NY, Deputy Director of Architecture

Deputy Director of Architecture
Management (two years)
 Supervised staff of 12 architects.
 Administered and delegated department’s active projects, 25 in design and 40 in construction.
Design and Production

 Lead Project Architect / Designer for numerous built projects including:
The West Bronx Recreation Center, Bronx, NY: a 12,000 square foot gymnasium with support space.
The Redhook Recreation Area Comfort Station, Brooklyn, NY: a restroom prototype intended to be constructed in various parks citywide.

Aug 1990 - Sep 1998


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1986 - Jan 1990

State University New York at Albany, Albany, NY, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts

Sep 1980 - May 1983

Areas of Specialization