Practicing at the confluence of art, architecture, and building technology, we collaborate with clients to create buildings and environments in dialogue with culture and place.



Identifying and evaluating healthier building materials is a formidable, rapidly evolving challenge. Here’s how we’re starting to unpack this complex issue at JENSEN.


Writing for The New York Times, Pilar Viladas profiles the home and workshop of IDEO founder David Kelley – and the collaboration between Kelley, JENSEN and designer-artist Johanna Grawunder. Read the full story in The Times’ Design special report here.

The Private, Colorful Workplace


San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, John King, finds a hopeful message in the recently reopened Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground. He writes: “The fact is, these public spaces aren’t simply decoration. They’re part of the civic infrastructure that makes a place more or less livable — not as obviously essential as roads or power lines, but critical all the same. They also signal how decision-makers value ordinary people. A welcoming park or playground says that your presence and well-being are valued.” Read the full review here.

Home Is Where the Art Is
The Creative, Collective Workplace

We are honored to have had both of our YouTube workplace renovations recognized at the 2020 SARAs National Design Awards. These  projects were awarded alongside 33 other spaces across the country, with YouTube Office 1 receiving the Merit Award and YouTube Office 2 receiving the Excellence Award.


Curbed San Francisco has named Minnesota Street Project among  “The Bay Area’s 10 most important buildings of the past decade.” The list, recognizing provocative structures that have redefined our region, applauds MSP for its adaptive reuse accomplishments and as a model of cultural preservation.

Reading, Resources and Resiliency