University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Alice Kimm

Alice KimmAlice Kimm is a partner in the Los Angeles firm John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK). A former Fulbright Scholar, she is also the current director of undergraduate architecture and associate professor at the USC School of Architecture.

Designed for urban and cultural literacy, JFAK’s work spans public schools, university research and activity centers, commercial ventures, houses, and housing.  It has been recognized for its technological, material, and sustainable intelligence, as well as for its spatial fluidity, quality of light, and social significance.

The firm’s Los Angeles Design Center, an adaptive reuse project located in South Los Angeles that was a catalyst for urban revitalization, received an AIA Institute Honor Award and the Rudy Bruner Silver Medal for Urban Excellence. The firm recently completed its second project for the California Institute of Technology—the LEED-Platinum Resnick Institute for Sustainability and Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis—and will break ground shortly on its La Kretz Innovation Campus for the City of Los Angeles’ new Cleantech Corridor.  With these projects, JFAK continues to incorporate developing technologies, drawing upon the expertise of its clients and collaborators to realize a fully integrated, performative, and artful design intelligence.  Kimm and her partner were named Emerging Voices by The Architectural League of New York in 2004. In 2010, she was elevated to the Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects.

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