Julie Hiromoto, AIA is the New York Office Director and a Senior Vice President at HKS. Throughout her almost 20-year career, she has excelled at balancing 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 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) and with the HKS Global Design Council.
Ms. Hiromoto is a recognized leader in the local and national sustainable design community. She is the 2020 Chair-Elect of the AIA COTE Advisory Group, chaired the AIA Large Firm Roundtable Sustainability Group for several years, and volunteers as a Living Future Ambassador Presenter. 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 GSAPP, University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Parsons The New School of Design, and Pratt Institute. She 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.