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Kimberly Dowdell AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Business Development
“My overarching professional mission is to improve the quality of life for people living in cities.”

Kimberly collaborates with other members of the leadership team in HOK’s Chicago studio to develop and implement strategic business development and marketing initiatives. In addition to cultivating and maintaining relationships with clients and partners, she is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events and a mentor to HOK’s emerging leaders.

Kimberly is the 2019-2020 National President of the National Organization of Minority Architects. She initiated the concept behind Social Economic Environmental Design, an organization that she cofounded in 2005. She is a member of the Detroit Developer Roundtable and the Urban Land Institute. She was a Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” honoree. In 2019, Kimberly delivered the 19th Annual Dunlop Lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Harvard University
Master of Public Administration

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Bachelor of Architecture
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