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Kent Jackson

Kent Jackson

Design Partner, SOM

As a Design Partner at SOM, Kent leads the designs of a wide range of scales and typologies across the globe. Most significantly, these include the nearly complete Karlatornet, Scandinavia’s tallest building. Passionate about improving the future of planetary health, Kent is also a leader of SOM’s Climate Action Group, advancing the firm’s commitment for all active work to be net zero whole-life carbon by 2040. 

As Global Ambassador for the World Green Building Council, he works to amplify the call to action for governments and policymakers to accelerate the transition to net-zero carbon buildings. Kent has also spoken widely at conferences and architectural schools around the world. In 2021, he was invited by the United Nations to speak at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. Last year, Kent spoke at TEDxGoodenoughCollege about Urban Sequoia: a revolutionary new concept to build regenerative cities.