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    Kimberly Polkinhorn

    Project Manager

    Kimberly Polkinhorn joins Brightworks with significant experience in sustainable design and LEED for technically complex projects.

    As an architect at Group 70 in Hawaii and Perkins + Will in Atlanta, Kimberly focused on sustainable higher education and laboratory facilities.  These included the University of Hawaii Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education in Honolulu, the University of Hawaii’s first LEED Platinum building, for which Kimberly served as project manager and lab architect.

    Kimberly has been an invited speaker on sustainability in laboratory design for Labs21, Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, Perkins+Will’s New Trends in Lab Design Conference, the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, and the Pacific Building Trade Expo.

    At Brightworks, Kimberly is part of project teams delivering’s Global Workplace Program and various developments for Sobrato, among other Brightworks clients.

    Kimberly was selected to the 2011 Pacific Business News 40 under 40 class for her sustainable design influence and leadership in science and technology design.


    • 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