Architecture enables Jessica Hulme to extend her love of painting and the arts on a larger scale, transforming spaces to enhance the experience of users and inhabitants.
Ko Horouta me Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi ōku waka. Ko Ngāti Porou rātou ko Te Roroa, ko Va'asili'ifiti ōku iwi.
Humanitarian projects have always struck a chord with Jess. Her interest in decolonising community projects has taken her to the Pacific, working for Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, specifically in disaster relief.
Now a member of Chow:Hill’s health design team, Jess, who is of Samoan and Māori descent, is focused on projects that improve the lives of those in communities for whom health outcomes are adversely and disproportionately affected by their environment. Her work includes ADHB Auckland City Hospital NICU, Hawke’s Bay DHB LINAC and Tairawhiti DHB Acute Inpatient Mental Health Facility.
Jess has also worked in the residential private housing sector, utilising Revit and gaining experience of the design process from conception through to construction.