New Leadership + New Opportunities
We are thrilled to announce the addition of a new firm leader – Principal Jesús Torres-Sosa. Jesús brings 20 years of experience in technical detailing, quality management, and project management to the Odimo leadership team. Jesús joins us after several years as Director of Architecture at Pulse Design Group. He has worked on numerous projects in his career while at other notable firms in the city, including the Sporting KC soccer stadium, the Bartle Hall Grand Ballroom expansion, and most recently as project manager of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital – Health West project, perhaps the most significant such build in Lawrence in over a decade.
Jesús will be taking on Principal-in-Charge leadership with our work on the University of Missouri Health Care’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital, as well as working to expand Odimo’s clients in healthcare, commercial medical office, and university healthcare systems.
Since the inception of Odimo, I have looked at healthcare as a logical expansion of our work in laboratory design. The technical approach and integration with building systems that are required for laboratory space is very similar in healthcare, and both complex building typologies combine functional critical environments with the human element of uplifting, inspirational space. I am also excited to bring this element of health and health care design to our design approach for our current work in higher education, housing, and even commercial space. Design for health is more important now than ever in all that we do.
In addition to his technical knowledge, Jesús has a passion for servant leadership, very much in sync with our approach to service at Odimo. He is a native Kansas Citian with Mexican roots, is a graduate of Paseo High School, and also of Kansas State University. He brings this unique perspective to our practice and to his leadership in our community.
We can’t wait to see where we go next with Jesús’s leadership, and we look forward to sharing more as we expand the conversation in healthcare design in our region.