Adtech Design and Development Leaders | S1 Ep 8 

Jakey Bentwood

By Jakey Bentwood

02 Nov 2023

2 min read

Adtech Design and Development Leaders | S1 Ep 8 

Adtech Design and Development Leaders, hosted by our very own recruitment expert Jakey Bentwood, provides an excellent opportunity for professionals of all levels to learn from thought leaders in the industry. 


Discussions will be based around avenues for development, areas of focus, how to speak about project experience, and over time help guide other professionals in their longer-term goals and motivations. 


Season 1 Episode 8 | Mission Critical – Understanding Data Center Design 


In the 8th episode of the 'Adtech Design and Development Leaders' podcast, Jakey sits down with Kelly Westwood, Architect and Jackson Metcalf, Design Manager, regional leaders of the mission-critical practice of the largest architecture firm in the world, Gensler. 



More about Jackson. 


In his 17 years with Gensler, Jackson has led a variety of project types across the globe with a focus on critical facilities, commercial office buildings, and mixed-use projects. He is a global leader of Gensler's Critical Facilities practice, and previously led the Critical Facilities practice for the Northcentral Region. Jackson’s projects are noted for their sustainability — with four data centers receiving LEED Gold certification. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. 


More about Kelly. 


Kelly is a licensed architect in Illinois and New York, with global design experience, excellent design technology skills, and a passion for teaching and creating opportunities for those who otherwise would not have access. She serves as the Regional Practice Area Leader for Critical Facilities at Gensler. With a background rooted in engineering research and development, and grounded by her pragmatic approach to problem-solving, Kelly meets every design challenge with an eager desire to learn and grow, and to help others do the same. 



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