Jessica Fougner

Director of Design and Construction

Jessica joins [solidcore] as Director of Design & Construction overseeing both current club renovations and expansion into new locations. With over 15 years of professional experience in design and development, Jessica has lent her talent to various hospitality and fitness concepts throughout the U.S. ranging from projects with Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Palmer, Danny Meyer’s USHG Equinox collaboration, Le Pain Quotidien, Pret A Manger, Blink Fitness, Flywheel and Fithouse. Her design approach is rooted in collaboration and innovation with the belief that an inclusive guest experience is a central factor at the heart of all decisions in the creation of community spaces. She prides herself on meticulous attention to detail and passion for organizational systems to build connections between all aspects of the design process and believes it is sometimes the little touches of care, that sometimes go unnoticed, that can make all the difference in making guests feel welcome, cared for and at home within our [solidcore] studios.

Growing up in New York, Jessica has always been accustomed to the fast-paced grit of big city life but is an advocate for proper mental hygiene and self-care as important practices in healthy living and the pursuit of happiness. Consistently exercising mental and physical fitness have been hugely impactful factors in her personal and professional journey. She proudly celebrates her Puerto Rican heritage frequently traveling to the island and uplifting voices within the Latin@ community at large. When not working on design or studying up on the latest construction codes, Jessica can be found on a bar stool as a regular of most celebrated craft cocktail bars or checking out new hospitality spots for inspiration and of course, some work-life play balance.