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    Kimberly Polkinhorn

    Senior Consultant

    Kimberly Polkinhorn has significant experience in sustainability programs for technically complex projects. She leads project teams to achieve advanced environmental outcomes using LEED, Fitwel, WELL frameworks for some of the Bay Area’s leading technology and real estate development clients.

    Her experience spans hospitality, health care, core & shell office buildings, commercial interiors, and multifamily residential projects, and she’s successfully managed uniquely challenging projects like a state forensic psychiatric hospital, a culinary institute, and a large island resort redevelopment.  Kimberly has been recognized for managing projects with collaborative leadership, excellence in client service, and sustainable design influence on projects. 

    Prior to Brightworks, Kimberly was an Associate at G70, where she focused her architectural career on the design of sustainable higher education projects and lab/science facilities like the University of Hawaii’s Edmonson Hall Life Sciences Renovation, the UH School of Nursing Translational Health Science Simulation Center, and the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education, the University of Hawaii’s first LEED Platinum building. 


    • Georgia Institute of Technology
      Master of Architecture
    • University of California, Berkeley
      Bachelor of Arts (Architecture)

    Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

    • U.S. Green Building Council
      LEED AP (BD+C)
    • Center for Active Design
      Fitwel Ambassador
    • State of Hawaii
      Licensed Architect
    • State of Georgia
      Licensed Architect
    • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
    • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

    Selected Experience

    • Group 70 International
    • Perkins + Will
    • Burton Valley Elementary School

      350 Mission (Salesforce East) Executive Briefing Center
    • Sobrato
      Church & Castro Street