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KATHRYN TYLER PRIGMORE

FAIA, NOMAC
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor
SAY IT LOUD - MARYLAND Exhibitor
SAY IT LOUD - NOMA 50th Exhibition
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor

DMV Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?
 
I derive a great deal of satisfaction inspiring architects and designers as they develop and pursue their careers. I conceived Riding the Vortex with Barbara G. Laurie, AIA, NOMA to maximize our commitment to helping others achieve their goals.

KATHRYN TYLER PRIGMORE

Bio:

The great architect, Kathryn prigmore Licensed in 1981, my career has encompassed several facets of the profession - practice, academia, and regulation. Architecture degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an engineering degree from Catholic University steered my focus toward the technological, management, and business aspects of the profession.

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

The early years of my life in New York exposed me to all types of buildings up close, from subway cars, and from ferries. Later I developed a deep interest in archaeology and architectural history. By middle school I was destined for architecture.

What do you do?

The past two decades my career have been focused on managing significant architectural projects for agencies with special missions within the federal and defense communities.

What excites you in the work you do?

The most joy I have when looking at large, complex projects are the months during construction when almost all aspects - from the structure to the MEP components to finishes (and sometimes furnishings) - can be observed simultaneously.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I derive a great deal of satisfaction inspiring architects and designers as they develop and pursue their careers. I conceived Riding the Vortex with Barbara G. Laurie, AIA, NOMA to maximize our commitment to helping others achieve their goals.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Having successfully maneuvered through various aspects of the profession and having my achievements publicly acknowledged at key milestones: licensure, AIA Fellowship, NCARB President's Medal, NOMA Council, and outstanding HU CEACS faculty member.

Object:

Object Two - Practice Management, or Practice Technical Advancement

 

Year of Elevation: 

2002

Featured Project Name: 

USCIS Headquarters

Featured Project Location: 

Suburban Maryland

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager for Shalom Baranes Associates, PC

 

Featured Project Description:

New headquarters building for the US Custom and immigration Services an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

Photography Credit:

Kathryn Tyler Prigmore

Featured Project Name: 

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, DC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1987

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect for Segreti Tepper Architects, PC

 

Featured Project Description:

At 1,000,000GSF, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue was the largest commercial office building in the DC Metropolitan area when it was completed and it remains within the top 10. Designed by Hartman Cox with Segreti Tepper as the Architect of Record, the 14 story project incorporates five existing historic buildings.

Photography Credit:

Hartman Cox Architects

Featured Project Name: 

The Frank D. Reeves Center (DC Municipal Office Building)

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, DC

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1986

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect (and what is now called CAD Manager)

 

Featured Project Description:

Mayor Marion Barry, upon inheriting a City Hall at the far edge of the Federal Triangle - far from the residents of any background and in much need of repair - envisioned building a home for vital citizen services at the intersection of 14th and U Streets - the heart of Chocolate City. Designed by the largest AE firm in the MidAtlantic and two African American firms - the VVKR/RTC/ Devrouax & Purnell Joint Venture - with a diverse staff that rivals any in design and technical competency today.

 

Photography Credit:

Photo (The Washington Post); Others (VVKR/D&P/RTC Joint Venture