Kim Loken's industry experience spans civic, commercial, and residential projects. Her approach to each is further informed by a storytelling mindset cultivated in scenic design work for film and theater. As an Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners, she helmed a variety of adaptive reuse, historic preservation and new construction projects in New York City and led the exhibit design for the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Teaching invigorates her practice and provides the opportunity to mentor young designers in a variety of disciplines.
Teaching Interests: Design thinking, interdisciplinary design, large-scale collaborative projects
Research Interests: Phenomenology, narrative-driven design
Professional Interests: Place-making, critical regionalism, cultural history and adaptive re-use