William J. Kimmerle and X. “Cindy” Cui — Courtesy: Kimmerle Group
By Joshua Burd
Two architects have risen to the position of principal at Kimmerle Group, a Harding-based design, planning and development firm.
The business announced recently that it has promoted William J. Kimmerle and X. “Cindy” Cui, who were elevated from the role of senior associate and senior project manager, according a news release. The firm said the moves reflect their demonstrated leadership and extensive experience across a broad range of projects.
“These well-earned appointments recognize William and Cindy’s vital contribution to helping shape our firm’s continued growth and success,” said George J. Kimmerle, founder and president. “Both individuals have a strong commitment to our clients, our profession and to upholding the standards of excellence for which Kimmerle Group is known throughout our industry.
“We look forward to seeing both thrive in these expanded leadership roles.”
William Kimmerle joined the firm in 2010 and contributes a leading voice to its medical, corporate, institutional and nonprofit practices, the news release said. He has also spearheaded the expansion of Kimmerle Group’s procurement practice, Workspace, while leading the firm’s New York City division, Urban Studio.
Over the past four years, he has expanded the studio’s regional footprint to serve a range of institutional and corporate clients in New York and the five boroughs, implementing theory through an expanded platform of planning and master planning services, Kimmerle said. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Cui is a LEED-accredited professional who specializes in new construction and major renovations and has led the firm in finishing several LEED buildings, the firm said. She was hired in 2005 and has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States on diverse projects ranging from hospital campus planning to small town redevelopment planning, office building design and construction management to high rise, mixed-use office towers.
She is a graduate of the HeBei Institute of Technology in mainland China with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, and Kent State University, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture.
“Cindy and Bill have both consistently brought a high level of design skill and creativity to their work, along with high levels of technical ability,” said Paul Newman, vice president and partner of Kimmerle Newman Architects. “Both are researchers and constant learners, which are critical skill sets for an architect. And best of all, they are a treat to work with personally, both in the firm and with clients.”