Master of Architecture, Harvard University, 1990
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Cornell University, 1986
Alice Kimm is a partner in the Los Angeles firm John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK). A former Fulbright Scholar, she has held the position of director of undergraduate architecture since 2010.
Designed for urban and cultural literacy, JFAK’s work spans public schools, university research and activity centers, commercial ventures, houses, and housing. It has been recognized for its technological, material, and sustainable intelligence, as well as for its spatial fluidity, quality of light, and social significance.
The firm’s Los Angeles Design Center, an adaptive reuse project located in South Los Angeles that was a catalyst for urban revitalization, received an AIA Institute Honor Award and the Rudy Bruner Silver Medal for Urban Excellence. The firm recently completed its second project for the California Institute of Technology—the LEED-Platinum Resnick Institute for Sustainability and Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis—and will break ground shortly on its La Kretz Innovation Campus for the City of Los Angeles’ new Cleantech Corridor. With these projects, JFAK continues to incorporate developing technologies, drawing upon the expertise of its clients and collaborators to realize a fully integrated, performative, and artful design intelligence. Kimm and her partner were named Emerging Voices by The Architectural League of New York in 2004. In 2010, Kimm was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.