HMC Architects, a leading architectural firm renowned for its innovative designs and commitment to positively impacting communities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Kwon as the firm’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this pivotal role, Kwon will drive the strategic implementation of cutting-edge technologies to enhance HMC’s design solutions and shape the industry’s future.

As HMC continues redefining the boundaries of architectural practice, adding Bill Kwon as CTO further strengthens the firm’s ability to pioneer groundbreaking design solutions. Importance of technology is a critical pillar in HMC’s long-term strategy, and the firm is determined to harness the power of emerging tools, machine learning, and AI to deliver unparalleled design solutions to its clients.

The architectural landscape is evolving at an unprecedented rate. With advancements in design and construction transforming practices across various sectors, we are excited to have Bill’s experience to spearhead the future of design technologies. –HMC President and CEO Brian Staton

The role of technology in shaping HMC’s trajectory over the coming years is vital. The firm sought Kwon to provide thought leadership and expertise in defining the next generation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and design technologies to stay ahead of the curve. HMC is at the forefront of a digital transformation journey, strengthening and advancing its design, sustainability, and digital delivery technology and processes. Kwon aims to enhance current services and unlock new opportunities beyond HMC’s value chain, benefiting clients. With a steadfast commitment to becoming a data-first organization, HMC ensures digital preparedness and adaptability in an AI-driven era amidst the evolving professional landscape.

Kwon brings a wealth of experience as a former CTO, where he spearheaded technology initiatives and boasts years of hands-on architectural practice. This unique blend of architectural expertise and technological prowess positions him as an ideal catalyst to drive HMC’s vision for the future of design and workplace technologies. Kwon holds a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from MIT. His remarkable academic achievements and extensive industry background equip him with the skills and knowledge to lead HMC’s technology endeavors.

More than just a seasoned professional, Kwon embodies the values and ethos that HMC holds dear. His passion for people, technology, and design aligns perfectly with the firm’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences and transformative architectural solutions.

“At HMC, every decision we make towards a technology-driven future will be informed by and accompanied by the journey of how it will further our ‘Design for Good’ ethos rather than simply focusing on the technology itself,” said Kwon.

Kwon’s appointment couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment. The firm has recently been recognized as ENR California’s 2023 Design Firm of the Year, a testament to its commitment to excellence and innovation in the architectural industry. Additionally, HMC is actively engaged in monumental projects for esteemed institutions such as Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the University of California San Diego.