Gibbs College Architecture Alumna Named to Northwest Arkansas “Forty Under 40”

Gibbs College Architecture alumna Jessica Hester (Class of 2011) was recently named to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 2021 “Forty Under 40.” This program annually honors 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have been nominated as best in class by their peers in all industries.

Hester is CEO and Principal Architect of Verdant Studio, located in Rogers, Arkansas, which she built by hiring a “team of ┬áteam of 12 professionals with overlapping creative disciplines focusing on art, architecture and research.” They work on a broad selection of project types–from public art to retail, hospitality to healthcare, and more.

To read her “Forty Under 40” profile, visit:

Learn more about Jessica in Gibbs College’s recent Alumni Highlight: