The Department of Planning is honoured to welcome Jessica Dill to our team, as our new Trainee Heritage Officer.
We asked Jessica to tell us about herself and this is what she said:
“I hold a BArch and a MSc in BIM in Design Construction and Operations and have worked on the island and abroad. I bring an architectural technologist and project management background to the Dept. of Planning with experience from the UK and Australia, working within architectural firms.
While studying in the UK I gained a great appreciation for Architectural History and became very interested in how our history in Bermuda overlaps with that of so many other countries. That history lies in our books, in the stories of our elders and within the buildings that we live. Whilst working in the field I’ve become more knowledgeable about historical research and how to incorporate sympathetic design to these types of buildings to preserve their significance to our culture and our pasts.
I’m driven by finding solutions to move forward as a community while still preserving what makes our island so unique. This enthusiasm for sustainable conservation is what I hope to bring to this role. Every new story and fact I learn about Bermuda’s history pushes me to learn more and I am eager to share my passion for history, culture and architecture with the community.”