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Art and Architecture Lecture: Diverse City: How Equitable Design and Development Will Shape Urban Futures

Monday, August 31, 2020
4:00 pm
virtual, via Zoom

The Department of Architecture + Interior Design organizes lectures in bringing innovative voices in architectural practice and education to create a holistic dialog about critical work of architecture within our community. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Kimberly Dowdell is a licensed architect and frequent speaker on the topic of architecture, diversity, sustainability and the future of cities. In her current role as the 2019-2020 national president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), she is working closely to increase opportunities for women and people of color to gain more equitable access to the building profession. Kimberly’s career aspirations are rooted in her upbringing in Detroit where she was initially driven to utilize architecture as a tool to revitalize cities. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University and her Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. Her professional experience has spanned from architecture to government and teaching to real estate development. Kimberly is currently a Principal in the Chicago studio of HOK, a global design firm. She is a LEED accredited professional, a co-founder of the SEED Network and an AIA 2020 Young Architect of the Year awardee. Kimberly’s overarching mission is to improve the quality of life for people living in cities.

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Kimberly Dowdell
Kimberly Dowdell