Congratulations to Kimberly Dowdell, Principal at HOK, as the winner of the 2020 Innovation Real Award for Diversity & Inclusion.
Kimberly Dowdell has been a champion for diversity in architecture since entering the profession. While still an undergraduate at Cornell, Kim co-founded the Social Economic Environmental Design Network (SEED), a global movement that standardized social, economic, and environmental justice as metrics for design projects around the world. Presently, she is the global co-chair of HOK’s Diversity Advisory Council, assisting in fostering a sense of belonging for all 1600+ colleagues. In her tenure as president of the National Organization of Minority Architects she has more than doubled the membership, from 900 members in January 2019 to over 2,000 at the end of 2020.