Jennifer Donham Wells
Architecture has always been an important part of my life.
Some of my earliest memories are of my father sitting at his drafting table late at night, weekend visits to construction sites, and designing houses in the sand with my siblings.
In college I majored in psychology because I was fascinated by human behavior and understanding what drives people. On a whim, just after graduating, I took a job as a model maker for Shepley Bulfinch, succeeding my sister who was headed to architecture school. I spent four months building models before I was pulled into the marketing department, where my interest in human behavior intersected with my fascination with design and construction. After four and a half years with the firm, I moved to Philadelphia, eventually coming home to Boston, where I continued work in architectural marketing. A short-term consulting project led to 10 years as a producer with This Old House, the long running PBS series, before I found myself back at Shepley Bulfinch.