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Kevin King

New HCM Principal’s Motto is ‘Make a Difference.’ Find Out How He Already Is

At Hord Coplan Macht, we believe that the quality of our work begins with the quality of our people. That’s why we recently brought on Kevin King, AIA, LEED AP as Principal in the Education Studio.

With 30 years of proven experience, King will play a key role in HCM’s higher education planning practice. His portfolio includes high profile projects for institutions including Harvard Medical School, Duke University, and Emory University.

Get to know Kevin in today’s Q&A:

You have a wide range of experience, from education to healthcare. How will your cross-studio background help you succeed at HCM?

I am a big believer in collaboration. When I look at HCM’s market sectors such as Education, Healthcare, Housing, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, plus offices in three locations, I see only positive opportunities. I am used to helping across studios to improve our chances of winning and doing great work.

What unique qualities will you bring to the HCM team?

Trained as an architect, engineer, and planner, I can offer insight across a wide range of planning issues such as program engagement, site selection, building evaluation, infrastructure systems, constructability, as well as campus character which is anchored in its place and climate.

How did your past experience lead you to where you are today?

I’ve never been one of those people who develop and maintain a rolling five-year plan. I’ve always been one to seek out challenges and do the best I can do with the help of my clients and coworkers. I’ve had the opportunity to work for some of the best firms in the country, including one which was headed by a landscape architect. While there, I was grounded in the importance of understanding what the site can support in balance with nature. That, combined with clear architectural problem solving skills, led me to campus planning. Looking back, it seemed inevitable.

What about the opportunity at HCM are you most excited for?

I am most excited about the ability to connect with the talented people here and partner on projects across the country.

If you could give one piece of advice to budding architects, what would it be?

Think beyond architecture. Architects are trained to be problem solvers. Don’t limit your skillset to just buildings. Solve big and little problems. Get involved and make a difference.

If you had to pick a personal motto/charge, what would it be?

Make a difference.

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