BiographyMs. Dixon is a licensed architect with more than 26 years of experience involving various building types and facilities. She has been involved in every stage of the construction process and has experience in educational, commercial, residential and government projects. A graduate of Howard University’s School of Architecture, Ms. Dixon continued her secondary education at UCLA, matriculating with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, with a focus on Housing and Community Development. During her career, Kathy has worked on a number of educational facilities in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She spent several years working on national contracts with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) including Potomac TRACON and several Air Traffic Control (ARTCC) facilities. Prior to moving to government and institutional projects, she worked four years with McDonald’s Corporation developing new restaurants, site planning, designing commercial kitchens, and creating child oriented play areas. Most recently, Ms. Dixon designed civic facilities and faith-based institutions including fire stations, churches, family life centers, schools and senior housing. Ms. Dixon has been certified by the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Program (LEED AP), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), as well as CSI’s Certified Documents Technologist (CDT) program. She is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia.
Kathy served as the Northeast Region Vice-President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) for six years and national President for two years. She also served as Secretary of the Washington D.C. NOMA Chapter for two terms. Ms. Dixon is active in her church as a Trustee and is a board member for the Harambee Community Development Corporation which established a senior housing complex in Alexandria, VA. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
urban planning, sustainable design, urban design, business, aquisitions
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By: Kathy Denise Dixon
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