New South Wales

Jo Simmons

Chair Elect & NSW Representative on Council

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Jo is a Director at Gardner Wetherill, a practice that specialises in educational architecture with a vision to create better places and experiences that enhance learning.
Jo is passionate about creating learning environments that both engage and inspire learners and that positively contribute to their wellbeing. She has a speciality in the Education sector, with over 20 years’ experience working with education clients on a range of architectural and master planning projects. Communication is at the core of her strategy, building a strong rapport with clients and bringing them on the ‘journey’ for each project.
The diverse experience of Gardner Wetherill (GW.) across other sectors including workplace, health/ clinical and retail/ hospitality allows the team to cross-pollinate ideas and deliver clients with future-focused education solutions enriched with learnings from other industries.
For the GW. team, there is nothing more fulfilling than being involved in projects with genuine social value and a strong sense of place.
 Jo is the Chair-Elect for LE NSW for 2020 and 2021.