Born on a Philippine Visayan island and raised in a suburb of St. Louis, Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with honors from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2006 and Masters of Architecture from Parsons the New School of Design in 2011. Weaving a collage of experience into her practice of architecture, she was awarded the AIA Center for Architecture Design Scholarship in 2010.
At Parsons Kimberly participated in the Parsons Design Build studio, and was charged to transform a 1700ft² Landmarks-designated Moses-era field house in Riverside Park. For the 2011 Solar Decathlon she also designed and built the Empowerhouse, a single-family solar-powered home designed according to Passive House Standards. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC, it will be the first net-zero house in its second phase as a home for a real family in D.C.
For her Master’s thesis, Kimberly traveled to Cambodia and designed a new arts center in Phnom Penh, for a Marion Institute program called Cambodian Living Arts (CLA.) In dialogue with an existing film archive, the new Living Arts Incubator will continue the work of CLA in supporting the revival of traditional art forms while nurturing and exhibiting contemporary artistic expression. CLA is now working with the Cambodian government for procurement of the proposed building.
Since joining CDR Studio, Kimberly has been managing the renovation of the CDR Studio office and contributing to a variety of Audi and residential projects under development.