HMC Architects proudly announces the promotion of Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP, to managing principal of HMC’s Sacramento studio.

In his new position, Holland will take on key responsibilities in studio management. This entails skillfully harmonizing the studio’s revenue and staffing, fostering an inclusive culture, strategically advancing the Sacramento studio’s growth, and seamlessly aligning the studio with HMC’s overarching strategic objectives. As a principal, Holland remains committed to bolstering business development initiatives in the Pre-K12 and community + culture practices.

“I am very proud to welcome Kevin into this new leadership position,” said HMC President and CEO Brian Staton. His fantastic reputation, extensive experience, and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable addition to leading and growing our Sacramento studio.”

Holland joined HMC in 2022 as principal in charge, working out of its Los Angeles office. He spearheaded HMC’s education and community + culture projects there, extending the firm’s impact to better serve its PreK-12, higher education, and civic clients.

With over 29 years of distinguished experience in higher education, healthcare, civic planning, design, and project management, Holland is a renowned architect who has excelled in various project types. His leadership has been evident in notable HMC projects such as the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Engineering Building Study, Manhattan Beach Begg Pool Facility Study, GROW Public Schools Arvin Classroom, and GROW Public Schools Shafter Classroom.

In 2020, Holland founded his private architectural practice, K. Michael Architects (KMA), focusing on education, religious, and custom residential projects. He brings a wealth of expertise and a commitment to HMC’s purpose of designing for good—creating design solutions that are just and fair for all people, addressing a gap he perceives in the architectural profession.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Holland actively volunteers with organizations and universities to support the next generation of architects. His dedication is reflected in his past role as the National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA) national president and his current position as a member of the NOMA Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Presently, he serves as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors at-large director and contributes to the Dean’s Advisory Board at The University of Virginia School of Architecture and Tuskegee University’s Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science.

Holland earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and his master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan.