Jesse F. Wendell
Vice President, Engineering
PE, LEED AP BD+C (AL, FL, GA, KS, NY, OH, VA, WV)
As a Practice Area Leader, Jesse leads, advocates and collaborates with the design professional services Wendel offers, including architecture, engineering, development planning, Master Builder, high performance buildings, energy and sustainability. Jesse is passionate about integrated project design, working directly with Owners, Architects, Engineers and Contractors towards a common vision. He has outstanding client and creative insights and provides on-target, business-building relationships and solutions.
Jesse is active in a number of industry leading organizations, including AIA, USGBC, ULI and various regional business partnering affiliations. As a former collegiate student-athlete, Jesse also stays active athletically both playing and coaching sports such as ice hockey, golf and fastpitch softball.
Get to know Jesse…
What keeps you up at night?
The business of architecture, engineering, construction and development can be uncertain. This requires us to continually evaluate, adjust and adapt the professional services we provide.
What is the toughest decision you ever had to make?
Early in my career I had an opportunity to relocate and open a new consulting office in the mid-Atlantic region. I love to travel and I appreciate all of the beautiful areas this country and the world have to offer. However, I am very proud to have remained a native resident of the Buffalo-Niagara region.
Most memorable Wendel Moment?
Every day presents a new opportunity to make a most memorable moment. Personally, I love to “push the envelope” by being spontaneous, creative, fun and inspiring. The culture at Wendel, and our unbelievably talented employees, fully embrace this. The result: we make stories and memorable moments every single day. It’s pretty amazing.