Keval Thakkar has over 21 years of experience focused on residential and institutional projects. As a believer in “Housing for All,” Keval has committed himself and HCM’s team of talented designers to provide great residential planning and design that affects positive change in peoples’ lives. His housing experience includes working within tight budgets and on challenging sites for affordable, market-rate, and senior housing, as well as in-place residential renovations. His recent work reflects his depth of experience with CDA low-income housing tax credit and HUD applications. Keval champions sustainability in all of his projects, pursuing goals such as early energy modeling, LEED certifications, and National Green Building and Energy Star Multifamily High-Rise standards. As Principal, Keval works on behalf of his clients to guide projects from planning through construction administration.
Keval also leads HCM’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) action committee to foster the diverse and inclusive environment within the company and to promote the participation of underrepresented groups in the greater field of architecture and design professions. Outside of the office, he volunteers his time on the board of the Women’s Housing Coalition and chairs its housing committee and on the construction committee for the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition.