Alexis Kim

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Alexis describes one of her roles as taking "a deeper dive to understand the strategic goals of a client. That informs the kind of design strategies that are more holistic to help propel them into the future." Alexis is pleased to see architecture evolving, "to respond to a changing world that is much more connected. We have a unique position as catalyst, connecting the physical world to business and people in a broader way."

Alexis herself has plenty of experience with change. Growing up in South Korea, she came to the U.S. as a teen, then pursued a career that has taken her to the East and West coasts, and now the Midwest. "Each experience of cities, people and projects has given unique points of reference in my own work," Alexis observes. "I view each project with a frame of making transformation possible." Her personal transformation continues. She’s interested in furthering her studies—perhaps anthropology, graphic design or an MBA—and wants to learn pottery.