Full Name
Kimberly Tuttle
Speaker Bio
Kimberly Tuttle, AIA, NCARB, NOMA, CAE is a Maine Licensed Architect who moved into non-profit associations in 2014. Initially serving as the Outreach Manager at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), speaking with licensure candidates across the country, she later moved into working directly with architecture students at the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to support their career growth through her positions as the Director of Leadership & Career Services, and then as the Director of Partnerships & Events.

After spending four years with the AIAS, she transitioned into a similar role at Gensler, engaging with and creating opportunities for students. There, she launched the first ever firm-wide internship program, the Gensler Summer Fellowship, hosting 42 students across the US in a research-focused, data-driven design summer intensive. She also worked to launch the Gensler-HBCU Student Design Charrette, the first program of its kind to place Gensler mentors in all of the seven NAAB-accredited architecture programs, with weekly engagements in the classroom. With a focus on diversity, Kimberly is helping to push the needle forward on providing opportunities for diverse students in the profession.

Outside of her firm work, Kimberly joined the University of the District of Columbia in 2019 as an Adjunct Faculty. She began as the First Year Studio professor and had to transition to remote teaching during her second semester. The following year, she took on more responsibilities as an Assistant Professor, advising students, becoming the AIAS Faculty Advisor, and taking on the development and planning of the annual Career Fair. Since 2019, she continues to take on new courses, and now focuses on mostly upper-level and graduate coursework such as Critical Issues, Architectural History, and Professional Ethics & Practice, where she uses hands-on learning to teach students about the profession.

Additionally, Kimberly volunteers in a number of capacities, including serving as the NCARB Licensing Advisor for Washington, DC; the Chair of the Norwich University Board of Fellows for Art + Architecture; NCARB’s Futures Collaborative, GBI’s Education Committee; LRTC’s Architecture & Engineering Advisory Committee; in addition to serving as Vice President for her homeowner’s association.

Prior to her move to Washington, DC, she was Project Architect for a small firm in Camden, Maine. Her projects varied from single-family residential projects to light commercial restaurants, with expertise in coastal residential homes. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, serving on the AIA Maine Board of Directors and was appointed to the Town of Camden Planning Board.
Kimberly Tuttle