Our Team

Kelly Shields, LEED AP

Senior Architectural Graduate,

“My personal ethos comes from my dad: make it a great day.”

When he joined the firm nearly two decades ago, Kelly Shields quickly became part of many of the firm’s most complex and exciting projects. Shields’ design mindset is Socratic in nature—he’s an inherently curious human being, and loves asking questions and learning. Especially if that learning takes him into new environments.

Kelly is committed to organizational culture and brand. That commitment humanizes—and gives purpose to—the work he does in the firm’s Workplace Studio. He finds that we’re most successful when we’re positively impacting a client’s culture in a measurable way—which happens time and again. These results include less absenteeism, higher satisfaction and an elevated sense of belonging. Shields is an architect of DC’s Fingerprint process, and uses it to guide each facet of his work.

Areas of Expertise
  • Allen Business Exchange - Member
  • 2021 Building Contractors Association – New Construction Under $6M, New Covenant Impact Center
  • 2021 Urban Land Institute Americas – Awards for Excellence, Riverfront Development
  • 2021 American Buildings – Building of the Year & Gold Award, Junior Achievement Headquarters
  • 2021 American Buildings – Excellence in Design Special Projects, Junior Achievement Headquarters
  • 2020 American Engineering Council – Award, Riverfront Development
  • 2020 ASLA Central States – Award of Excellence, Riverfront Development
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