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Kristin Hawkins AIA

Associate Principal

Kristin Hawkins joined the firm in 1985. She has been a design team leader or project manager for a number of major commissions. 

Ms. Hawkins is currently leading the design team for the Center for Innovation in Medical Professions, a 100K SF state-​of-​the art health care education center at Cleveland State University. The project includes the master plan of the site as well as the design of the building, which will bring together the CSU departments of Nursing, Health Sciences, Student Health Services and the Speech and Hearing Clinic in partnership with Northeast Ohio Medical University. 

As the design team leader, she recently completed the Red Building, the 800K SF final building of the award-​winning Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California. Her academic work includes design team leader for the 250K SF Physics and Astronomy Building at the University of Washington/​Seattle. The project comprised site master planning and design of a research and classroom complex including laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, computer facilities, four auditoria, a planetarium and a library. Ms. Hawkins was also a senior designer for the Joe Rosenfield Campus Center, which consolidated all dining and student activities at Grinnell College into a three-​building complex.

In addition to these projects for higher education, Ms. Hawkins has been involved in several institutional commissions. As the design team leader she managed the design of the Greenwich Library Peterson Addition as well as a complete renovation of the original building. She was also project manager for The Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, in Orange County, California and a senior designer for the Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Earlier at PCPA, Ms. Hawkins worked on the master plan for Fan Pier, an 18.5-acre site on the Boston Harbor. As a senior designer, her work included Kuala Lumpur City Centre; Wachovia Bank Headquarters in Winston-​Salem, North Carolina; One Market in San Francisco; and Gaviidae Common in Minneapolis. She was a designer for Carnegie Hall Tower in New York and for Norwest Center in Minneapolis.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Hawkins was a designer for Bull Field Volkmann Stockwell and Kurtzman & Kodama Architects in San Francisco and VMDO in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. She has been a lecturer at Yale School of Architecture since 2009 and has been a guest critic at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design.

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