JIMMIE DRUMMOND

Drummond Projects

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Washington, D.C. Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My parents. Maybe not architecturally, but they’ve supported every step of the way. My mom is also the hardest working human I know. My dad taught me unmeasured discipline. I use my life experiences as my motivation and inspiration.

Jimmie Drummond

Bio:

Jimmie holds a Dual-Master in Architecture + Lighting Design from Parsons and a B.FA in Interior Design from Howard University. His experience includes working at SHoP Architects, Bernheimer Architecture, and as a lighting designer for FLUX Studio in NYC. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at NYIT. His passion for design is rooted in socially-driven opportunities that make positive change. Jimmie is currently based in Washington, D.C. where is practices architecture and design at scale.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Growing up in Maryland, there wasn’t much archi- tectural excitement around. My parents weren’t creatives so I wasn’t exposed to much architec- ture, but I enjoyed sketching. My dad signed me up for a architecture summer camp at UMD and I feel in love.

 

What do you do?

I am an architect with a proficient technical skill-set. I take pride in the ability to identify and solve problems, embrace design challenges, and effectively communicate an idea. I also teach Real-Estate Development and Construction Man- agement.

What excites you in the work you do?

I believe architecture is the most evident manifes- tation of power. Something black people have not controlled for generations. So I find the idea of having the ability and soon license to build is the most professionally liberating feeling to have.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My parents. Maybe not architecturally, but they’ve supported every step of the way. My mom is
also the hardest working human I know. My dad taught me unmeasured discipline. I use my life experiences as my motivation and inspiration.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest accomplishment was completing my first full-service commercial office project from concept to completion. The best part about this is that it was quite literally a dream project because if for my mother.

Featured Project Name: 

HCDI HQ

 

Featured Project Location: 

Lanham, Maryland (Prince Georges County)

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

02/2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager, Design Architect, Interior Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Award-winning women-owned healthcare tech firm HealthCare Dynamics International (HCDI) commissioned architect and lighting designer Jimmie Drummond to design their headquarters. This 12,000 square feet office space was completely gutted to mirror their core values of empowering employees to bring out their best. The space was designed to inspire us the rethink the idea of what a fun, beautiful, and functional workspace should be.

Photography Credit:

Anthony Hampton

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