Jackie Wheat Principal + Director of Design
“An important part of our role as designers and advisors is to find a connection with the client and build trust. They are creating their project through us. We never forget that at PDR.”
Jackie has been a Lead Designer with PDR since 2000 with project experience extending across the globe to Europe and the Middle East. She nurtures client relationships as well as leads project teams in conceptual design, design development, material selections, design detailing and furniture selection. Jackie’s passion for thoughtful design and working with others has allowed her to build environments and relationships with a lasting impression.
CITGO, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Occidental Oil and Gas are a few of the clients that Jackie has worked with, creating spaces to fit each company’s needs. She recently served as the Lead Workplace Designer for the ExxonMobil campus in The Woodlands, Texas. Her work for the campus illustrates her deep level of understanding when it comes to benchmarking, initial programming, building efficiency analysis, space planning, design development and implementation. Many of Jackie’s projects have displayed her desire to exceed a client’s expectations and her sensitivity to cross-cultural collaborations.
Jackie’s design expertise encompasses workplaces, executive suites, executive dining areas, conference centers, fitness centers, and specialty spaces. Her strength in conceptual design and understanding of materials and color drives her focus on the project’s requirements of image, value, function and flexibility which allow her to consistently deliver a product which matches her client’s objectives. Jackie’s dedicated work ethic and ability to meet demands make her an invaluable part of any team.
Jackie is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and is a Registered Interior Designer in the State of Texas. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Architecture.