Julie Hiromoto leads integration efforts at HKS to bridge silos and connect specialized expertise with the needs of the clients and communities we serve. Her experience managing a diverse portfolio of complex and large-scale projects transforms the built environment through the application of research, systems thinking, and inclusive best practices. She balances business, design excellence and technical expertise while instilling her passion for socially and environmentally responsible design to our next generation of leaders through mentoring.
Her experience includes balances design excellence and technical expertise to realize complex and large-scale commercial, residential, and mixed-use towers (including One World Trade Center), hospitality and corporate headquarter interiors, and urban design master planning. She has worked across the US in California, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and most extensively in New York City and on projects in Mexico City.
As a Project Manager, Designer and Senior Technical Architect, Ms. Hiromoto has specialized in curtain walls and sustainable, energy efficient design. She pursues her passion for socially responsible design and the integration of research in practice, with her work launching the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE).
Ms. Hiromoto is a recognized leader in the local and national sustainable design community. She is a member of the AIA COTE Advisory Group and the 2020 Chair-Elect. She chaired the AIA Large Firm Roundtable Sustainability Group for several years, and volunteers as a Living Future Ambassador Presenter. Julie taught at NYU’s Shack Institute of Real Estate from 2009-2018 and influenced the curriculum for the Sustainable Design Certificate program. She was invited to join the inaugural Dean’s Adjunct Advisory Group in 2015.
In addition to lecturing internationally at conferences and General Electric’s Executive Leadership Development Retreat, her dedication to mentoring future architects has led to frequent guest critic invitations at institutions such as Columbia University, University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Parsons The New School of Design, and Pratt Institute. Hiromoto advocates for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and has spoken at numerous events on this topic.
Julie completed a BS ARCH at Georgia Tech summa cum laude and MARCH, with highest honor, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Presentation (GSAPP). A Registered Architect, Hiromoto is also LEED, WELL, and Living Future Accredited.