Board of Directors
Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA
Jennifer Kolstad, ASID, Assoc. AIA
Director-at-Large

Jennifer Kolstad  is the Director of Interior Architecture for HKS, she works to elevate design across the firm bridging architecture and interior design.  Her core belief is that design excellence is universal.  Research, sector-specific expertise, and interdisciplinary thinking enable innovation and predictive outcomes; key markers in her firm’s commitment to responsible design.   

Emphasizing curiosity, a rigor in investigation, and hand-on experimentation Jennifer maintains a strong desire to evolve the built environment with each project. Her creative direction encourages collaboration, invention, and the unification of analogue and computational problem solving in her methodology.

An award winning portfolio further demonstrates her philosophy that human-centered considerations are fundamental to every project no matter the sector, scale or budget. Expertise in hospitality, retail, healthcare, civic works, and product design are further demonstrated through speaking engagements, and publications. 

Jennifer’s recent project work includes the Kuwait Children’s Hospital, the SKYSPACE Observation Deck in Los Angeles, the Holly Hunt Dallas showroom and the YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi.