Speaker Profile: Jessica Tsymbal, AIA, LEED AP

Dir of Facilities, Media Lab

As Director of Facilities at the MIT Media Lab, Jessica Tsymbal brings 20 years of experience in architectural design, planning and facilities management. For the past four years she has helped the Media Lab further its role as the premier antidisciplinary research lab in the country through day-to-day operations of the Media Lab including research support, long-term space planning, renovations, building security, laboratory safety, exhibit gallery oversight, wellness programs, and maintenance support for 294,000 square feet of wet and dry lab and office space. Prior to joining the Media Lab, Jessica developed and led the construction of the initial Lab of Future capital project for the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, oversaw global planning and design for Merck Millipore, and served as the Science + Technology practice lead and architect for an architectural firm. Past clients include Washington University in St. Louis, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, BioMed Realty Trust, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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