Jennifer Seely, AIA – Forensic Architect

Jennifer Seely

Jennifer Seely, AIA - Forensic Architect

Jennifer Seely

Jennifer has worked in the field of forensic architecture and construction defects since 2012. Prior to entering the forensic field, she worked in the design field primarily focusing on technical aspects of design. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Architecture as the Outstanding Graduating Senior at University of Arizona in 2000, she went to work for TriPyramid Structures in Massachusetts designing custom components for high-end art and architectural installations. While in Massachusetts she went back to school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to receive her Master of Science in Architecture Studies where she studied the impacts of digital fabrication in architectural design and education.

After receiving her Master’s degree in 2004 Jennifer held positions at the architecture offices of Moshe Safdie and Frank Gehry, where she worked on commercial and mixed-use projects, and later at Harvest Architecture working on residential remodels. The majority of her three years at Gehry Partners was spent on the exterior wall team of the Beekman Tower, focused on the development of the tower’s undulating stainless steel curtain wall. In 2012 she and her family moved to Colorado where she began her career in forensic architecture at Norwood Architecture. Jennifer joined Ponderosa Associates in 2017 where she specializes in design and construction defects.

Jennifer’s hobbies include running, cycling, snowboarding and messing around in the climbing gym. She enjoys getting outdoors and exploring the world with her two children, husband and their dog.


Forensic Architecture Specialties

  • Design and Construction Defects
    • Building Envelope Issues
    • Moisture Infiltration
    • Fire-Resistive Assemblies
    • ADA and Building Code Issues
  • Architectural Standard of Care
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Premises Liability
  • Weather Damage

Education & Professional Registration

  • Master of Science in Architecture Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arizona, 2000
  • Licensed Architect in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, and Wyoming


  • Forensic architecture since 2012.

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