Jaclyn Whitaker serves as Senior Vice President of Market Solutions for the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), where she leads a team of highly proficient experts in WELL requirements, feature intentions and the certification process with an emphasis on WELL coaching – project-specific technical support offered to teams toward successful WELL certification. Beyond continuously developing solutions to overcome challenges and general technical WELL resources, Jaclyn’s team leads the effort of international technical expansion of the WELL Building Standard, including determining overlaps with global green building standards.
Prior to joining IWBI, Jaclyn brought extensive sustainability design and consulting experience with a focus on wellness design to Delos as Director of Project Management. Within the Delos Project Management team, Jaclyn worked closely with design, construction and owner teams to incorporate the WELL Building Standard into projects as well as managed the build-out of the WELL Living Lab on the campus of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Previously, Jaclyn led the sustainability department of the New York City architectural firm HLW, providing LEED, sustainability and wellness consulting for HLW projects and has certified many LEED for New Construction and Commercial Interiors projects. Prior to HLW, Jaclyn gained valuable custom residential design experience as a member of Brooklyn firm Nandinee Phookan Architects and Chicago firm Burns + Beyerl Architects.
Jaclyn is a licensed architect and serves on the steering committee of the NY Chapter AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) and Living Building Challenge NYC-NJ Collaborative Chapter.