Julie Hiromoto


Julie Hiromoto, FAIA, Living Future Accredited, WELL AP, LEED AP
Principal | Director of Integration, HKS

Julie Hiromoto, FAIA harnesses the built environment’s power as a positive force to heal seemingly intractable social challenges. She transforms architectural practice to embrace a regenerative and evidence-based future, while fostering equity and human health as an HKS Principal and firmwide director of Integration. Her advocacy efforts include Congressional Testimony on energy efficiency, fuel source and the market’s ability to innovate; representing 95,000 American Institute of Architects members in their first delegation to the United Nations annual climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland; and as the Mayor’s appointee to the Dallas Environmental Commission.

With over twenty years of planning, design and construction experience, Julie’s breadth and depth of expertise includes serving as project manager of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, specializing in custom curtain walls, designing master plans, leading corporate interior fit out project teams, integrating next-generation building system technology, and enabling change. You can find her most prominent built work in New York City and Mexico City, but she has also worked on projects in California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and South Korea.

Hiromoto’s commitment to building collaborative, influential and cross-disciplinary coalitions is evidenced by her long history of industry engagement: Urban Land Institute Americas Sustainable Development Council Vice Chair of Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Climate Reality Leadership Corps, International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Board member and previously as AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE®) 2020 Chair, Autodesk AEC Research Advisory Board member, International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) WELL Community Standard working group, Large Firm Roundtable Sustainability Group 2018-2019 Chair and 2017 Vice Chair, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) principal and New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate Adjunct Instructor.

Her work has been published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Metropolis, The Dallas Business Journal, Urban Land, Architect Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record, A+U and beyond. Her research has been cited in over 50 academic and trade publications. Hiromoto is a frequent design industry award jury member, panelist and keynote speaker.