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Introducing Our 2021 Fellow: Julie Hiromoto, FAIA
With remarkable vision, Julie Hiromoto harnesses architecture’s power as a positive force to heal seemingly intractable social challenges. She transforms architectural practice to embrace a more sustainable and evidence-based future, fostering equity and human health.
TRANSFORMING ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
Driven by a clarity of purpose and an unwavering moral compass, Julie seeks opportunities for positive influence and impact. She empowers practitioners to collaboratively realize a resilient future. Today, we are faced with cascading challenges, less and less time, and yet such abundant opportunity. Instead of waiting for the perfect path to reveal itself, Julie recognizes a need and steps up to help the profession meet it. She is constantly testing, iterating, learning, adapting, and sharing.
EMBRACING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE WITH EVIDENCE BASED-DESIGN
Julie is a catalyst for positive change, instilling an urgency to take action, while harnessing the accumulated knowledge and history of our profession. She has an uncanny ability to pinpoint challenges, create bespoke and scalable solutions, and to inspire others to build upon her thinking. Her ability to motivate and inspire change with meaningful outcomes is demonstrated time and time again.
FOSTERING A MORE EQUITABLE AND HEALTHY BUILT ENVIRONMENT
A passionate advocate for environmental and social justice, Julie’s integrative approach aligns business needs, cultural context, and targeted messaging. She amplifies her knowledge by sharing freely, through activism, and leadership. She embraces challenges head-on and leverages constraints to solve complex problems. She is fearless, collegial, and committed to empowering change.