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Design Philosophy: Natural Day Lighting / Open Spaces / Exploration of New Materials / Collaboration with clients and other designers / New Construction and Design Technologies.

The Firm: Small concentrating on residential work, with experience in a vast variety of buildings and interiors.

History: Started in 2000 by Kimberly Ackert.


Kimberly Ackert
Professional Experience

2000 Ackert Architecture, Principal, New York
1998 – 2000 Skidmore, Owings And Merrill, Design Associate, New York
1994 – 1998 New York State Dormitory Authority, Project Manager, New York
1989 – 1992 Dawson-Brown, Ackert Architecture, Design Partner Sydney, Australia
1987 – 1989 Richard Meier And Partners Architects, New York
Bridgeport Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Canal Plus Headquarters, Paris, France
Ulm Community Center, Ulm, Germany

1984 – 1987 Skidmore, Owings And Merrill, New York
King's County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York,
Time Warner Center, New York, New York

1981 – 1983 Bureau d'Architecture Lombardi Lausanne, Switzerland
1981 Bureau d'Architecture Lefer Paris, France



1996 Fellow, American Academy in Rome Rome, Italy
1992 Registered Architect New York
1981 California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California
Five Year Bachelor of Architecture Degree, Honors Graduate
1980 Danish International School Copenhagen, Denmark


Special Awards and Exhibitions

2003 Parsons School of Design, "Bending Light Exhibition: the work of Ackert Architecture"
1996 Rome Prize, Mercedes T. Bass Fellowship in Architecture Rome, Italy
1995 40 under 40, New York
1992 Blacksburg Library Competition, Entry Virginia
1992 Palazetti Design Showcase, Winner New York
1990 Paddington Showgrounds, Entry Sydney, Australia
1989 Monier Design Commission, Winner Perth, Australia
1989 Limited Residential Design Competition, Winner Sydney, Australia
1986 Sainsbury Supermarket Competition, Entry London, England


Teaching and Lectures

2003 to present Parsons School of Constructed Environments - Part Time Faculty, New York City
2004 – 2009 Graduate School of Design, Harvard University - Visiting Critic, Cambridge, MA
2006 University of Washington, Seattle, Lecturer
2002 Cornell University - Visiting Professor, Ithaca, New York
2001 Yale University - Visiting Professor New Haven, Connecticut
2001 Cornell University - Visiting Professor, Ithaca, New York
1998 Pratt Institute - Second Year Design Professor Brooklyn, New York
1997 American Academy in Rome, Lecturer Rome, Italy
1997 University of Iowa, Design Critic Rome, Italy
1992 University of Technology, Design Tutor Sydney, Australia
1992 University of Sydney, Lecturer, Sydney, Australia
1990 Royal Institute of Architects Sydney, Australia
1989 Newcastle University, Lecturer Newcastle, Australia
1989 University of Sydney, Design Critic Sydney, Australia



2009 Off the Grid, Case Studies for Sustainable Architecture
2006 Domesticities
2002 New York Times Sunday Magazine USA
2000 Green Architecture USA
1998 Pacific Rim USA
1996 40 Under 40 USA
1995 Interiors Magazine USA
1994 Architectural Review England
1994 Architecture Australia Australia
1993 Hauser Magazine Germany
1992 The New York Times New York
1992 Villa Giardini Italy
1991 Interior Architecture Australia
1990 House And Garden Australia
1990 Architecture Bulletin Australia
1990 Architecture Australia
1989 Architecture Australia Australia
1989 House And Garden Australia
1989 Architecture Bulletin Australia
1988 Architecture Australia Australia


Kimberly Ackert was born and raised in Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She spent two years as an intern in France and Switzerland before relocating to New York City to work in the offices of Skidmore, Owings And Merrill and Richard Meier and Partners.

In 1989 she moved to Sydney, Australia and won the Monier Design Commission, a national competition to design and construct a futuristic house. In 1996 she was awarded the Mercedes T. Bass Rome Prize in Architecture and spent one year at the American Academy in Rome before starting the New York based firm of Ackert Architecture.

She is a registered architect in New York State and has taught at Cornell, Yale and Harvard Schools of Architecture and has been a part time professor at the Parsons School of Constructed Environments Architecture Program in New York City since 2003.