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Lecture: Kimberly Dowdell, AIA

Kimberly Dowdell is a licensed architect and frequent speaker on the topic of architecture, diversity, sustainability and the future of cities. In her 2019-2020 term as National President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), she worked closely with her board of directors and staff to increase opportunities for women and people of color to gain more equitable access to the building professions. She also more than doubled the organization’s membership and significantly raised NOMA’s profile during her two-year presidency. Kimberly’s career aspirations are rooted in her upbringing in Detroit where she was initially driven to utilize architecture as a tool to revitalize cities. In 2022, Kimberly was elected to the Cornell University Board of Trustees as well as to the AIA National Board of Directors as 2023 President-Elect. In 2024, Kimberly will serve as the 100th National President of the AIA and the first Black woman to hold this position in the organization’s history.

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