HMC Architects is proud to announce that Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP, has joined the firm as a principal in charge. Located in HMC’s Los Angeles office, Holland will focus on HMC’s education and civic projects, expanding the practices’ reach and allowing the firm to serve better its PreK-12, higher education, and civic clients.  

Holland is an award-winning architect with more than 28 years of experience working in higher education, healthcare, and civic planning, design, and project management, as well as firm operations spanning nearly every project type. He has led teams as either a senior project manager or project architect, responsible for Akron University’s Student Recreation Center, Intermountain Healthcare’s Alta View Campus Expansion, and the City of Los Angeles’ Interim Shelter (The Mayor’s Bridge Housing) Program. In 2020, he began his own private architectural practice, K. Michael Architects (KMA), focused on education, religious, and custom residential projects.  

He believes that “HMC’s purpose of designing for good is an intentional act of creating design solutions that are just and fair for all people” and is underserved by the architectural profession. 

Holland volunteers with several organizations and universities to support the next generation of architects. He previously served as the National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA) national president and is currently a member of the NOMA Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He currently serves as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors’ at-large director and on the Dean’s Advisory Board at both The University of Virginia School of Architecture and Tuskegee University’s Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and his master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan.