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“Balancing design excellence, technical expertise and social equity is key to building a resilient future.”
Julie Hiromoto, Director of HKS New York, is an architect who does not shy away from a challenge. Her focus on design through the lens of sustainability, health and wellness, and next-generation building systems reflects her ambition to design responsibly as well as responsively. “I’m always questioning the “why and how” in my quest for high-performance, equitable design, to meet the needs of our clients and the diverse communities we serve in creative and inclusive ways,” says Julie.
In her 15+ years of experience managing complex projects such as large-scale commercial, residential and mixed-use towers, including New York’s One World Trade Center, she has worked with notable clients including Hines, Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Julie also has experience with hospitality, corporate interiors, and urban design projects. An HKS Vice President, Julie is an instructor at New York University’s Shack Institute of Real Estate, and she chairs the AIA Large Firm Roundtable sustainability group. Previously, she helped launch CASE, the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology. Julie volunteers with the International Living Future Institute and the Urban Green Council.
Registered Architect: New York
LEED AP, BD+C
International Living Future Accredited
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of Architecture, Columbia University
Did You Know?
Julie had ambitions to dance professionally and studied ballet at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and the Rotaru International Ballet School in high school. A knee dislocation ended her dance career. Ballet’s loss, architecture’s gain.