Jessica Thompson

Jessica brings to BLUR Workshop a comprehensive command of the entire design and construction process, but what makes her unique is her ability to balance the big picture together with the smallest details. This talent ensures that the richness and sophistication of the design ideas presented at the beginning of her projects are executed in the built work.

She began her career working on a wide variety of projects, including residential, multi-family, places of worship, and small office buildings. Jessica rapidly worked her way into more responsibility with each new project due to her initiative, insight, and thoroughness. Much of her hospitality experience has centered on transformative hotel renovations.  The design of the Columbia Place Hotel and Residences, MOOR restaurant and the transformation of four restaurants and 450 guestrooms at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples Beach Resort have all benefited from her strong communication skills, organizational ability, and attention to detail.

While she is dedicated to the highest design aspirations, Jessica’s penchant for detail also draws her to tasks like coordinating consultants, reviewing codes and writing enforceable specifications that have enhanced the success of each project she has been a part of.   Jessica is currently focused on the programming and schematic design of a 40-story hotel tower in Miami, Florida.  She is coordinating the team building efforts, working through the program requirements and coordinating massing studies to help shape the new addition to the Miami skyline.  In the recent past, she was focused on the expansion of the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.  The 9-story tower, with 303 guestrooms above 60,000sf of meeting space opened in April of 2018. Jessica led the team’s effort through design and documentation, and is currently guiding the project through construction administration to ensure the successful execution of the design. The result is a stunning expansion to an already award-winning hotel, and a memorable guest experience for years to come.  


 


photography by Raftermen