KEVIN HOLLAND

Perkins+Will

SAY IT LOUD - A'19 Exhibitor

California Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Jim Nelson, FAIA; Curtis Moody, FAIA, and; Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA. Jim taught me the craft of architecture. Curt gave me my first opportunity to practice the business of architecture. Gabrielle is my ever-present reminder of being true to purpose.

KEVIN HOLLAND

Bio:

Actively promoting social justice and mentoring emerging architects in an effort to personify the altruistic architect and exemplifying NOMA’s role as a diversity advocate, Kevin M. Holland, AIA, NOMA, served as the 2015-2016 National President of NOMA. As a graduate of architecture programs from the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan, Kevin has practiced architecture for 27 years and has risen from Intern to Project Architect to Director of Operations.

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

The fictional character, Michael Brady, introduced me to architecture, leading me to declare, at the age of 8, that architecture would be my path. It was FLW’s Fallingwater that demonstrated that architecture could be even greater than I believed.

What do you do?

I currently serve as the Director of Operations for Perkins+Will in Los Angeles.

What excites you in the work you do?

The intersection of form and function excites me! To see the creation of an initial conceptual design; watching the team collaborate to transform the form into a functional solution, and lastly; developing the tectonic which makes it constructible.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Jim Nelson, FAIA; Curtis Moody, FAIA, and; Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA. Jim taught me the craft of architecture. Curt gave me my first opportunity to practice the business of architecture. Gabrielle is my ever-present reminder of being true to purpose.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

The sunroom addition to the Bray Family Residence was MY first built project ever! The Hampton University Student Center, however, remains my proudest architectural achievement. It was the first, large-scale project that I led as a Project Architect.

Featured Project Name: 

Hampton University Student Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Hampton, VA

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2001

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

This 113,500 sq. ft. student center set a standard for student centers in the nation. The entrance lobby features an exciting three-story atrium with circulation galleries overlooking the central grand stair, which provides additional orientation, interest and natural exterior light. All program activities within the building are focused around a “courtyard.” The courtyard is at the intersection of the functions and student activities of the center.

Photography Credit:

Michael Houghton (deceased)

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