Profile

Ms. Julie Hiromoto, AIA

Principal,
HKS

Contact Details

HKS
Dallas, TX

Bio

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.

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Education

Columbia University GSAPP
New York, New York, United States
MARCH
Architecture

Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
BS ARCH
Architecture

Job History

HKS, Inc
Principal | Director of Integration
Dallas, TX, United States
January 2016 - present

New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate
Adjunct Instructor
New York, NY, United States
January 2009 - January 2018

Center for Architecture Science and Ecology
Principal
New York, NY, United States
January 2008 - January 2016

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
Associate
New York, NY, United States
January 2004 - January 2016

tvs design
intern
Atlanta, GA, United States
January 1998 - January 1998

Specialties

  • Architectural Design
  • Contract Administration
  • Energy Analysis and Design
  • Environmental Studies and Reports
  • Existing Facilities Surveys
  • Interior Design
  • LEED Certification Services
  • Materials Research / Specifications
  • Mock-Up Services
  • Model Construction
  • Post-Contract Evaluation
  • Postoccupancy Evaluation
  • Program Management
  • Programming
  • Project Administration
  • Project Promotion / Public Relations
  • Project Representation
  • Research Services
  • Site Analysis and Selection
  • Site Development Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Space Schematics / Flow Diagrams
  • Submittal Services
  • Supplemental Documentation
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Tenant-Related Services
  • Urban Design Services
  • Value Analysis

Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architectural Students (AIAS)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • International Living Future Institute (ILFI)