Kira Kinsman, AIA, is a Founding Principal of William Kinsman Lewis Architecture. She is a registered architect with over 35 years of professional experience. She holds a BA in both civil engineering and architectural history from Brown University in Providence, RI, which initiated a life-long dedication to combining technical mastery with aesthetic power. Kira’s architectural education included three years of study at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and at the Museum of Modern Art’s Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, both in New York City.
Kira is a firm believer in design solutions that meet goals yet transcend the ordinary. She listens to her clients’ objectives and responds with outstanding solutions that fit into the context of a project’s resources and constraints. She is dedicated to a personal relationship with each client. Kira is directly involved with the supervision of the firm’s efforts in marketing, design, and client management. Her projects have been recognized numerous times by the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Design Awards Program and the Sustainable Energy Fund of Central Eastern Pennsylvania.
Prior to establishing her own practice 26 years ago, Kira’s professional background includes design and technical experience with internationally prominent firms Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) in Wilkes-Barre, PA and CRS in Houston, TX. She is a past member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Architects Licensure Board, and a past President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She is also a past member of the Nuangola Borough Planning Commission, the Wilkes-Barre City Code Enforcement Office’s Board of Appeals, the Board of Equality Pennsylvania, and the Board of the William Way Center in Philadelphia