Kimberly Coffeen, AIA, LEED AP, ALEP, Perkins Eastman

Kimberly Coffeen Kim's architectural and educational planning career spans over 26 years with an expertise in master planning existing schools and programming new schools (over 350), facilitating district-wide facilities master planning processes, community engagement working sessions and educational specifications that reflect each District’s unique mission and vision. She graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from The Cooper Union. She brings a deep understanding of process and research from Perkins Eastman’s Design Strategies resources to her stakeholder groups to positively influence the impact each project has on the students and educators. Kim received her ALEP designation in 2008; was a member of the second cohort that attended the San Diego State University’s Distance Learning program. Recently she completed the interiors and furniture design for a new 300,000 square foot TK-12 school in Hanoi, Vietnam in which she was able to create innovative spaces to reflect the vision of the educators, the mission of the school and the cultural influences of the place. Kim is the Secretary of the Southwest Regional Board until 2025.

Ty Taylor, ALEP, Brailsford and Dunlavey

Ty Taylor Ty joined the Brailsford and Dunlavey team in 2013 and is a Director in the firm’s Northern California office. Ty has managed the design and development of over $1B in capital projects including PK-14 educational facilities, municipal parks, and recreation facilities in California. Most recently he served as an advisor to both San Jose-Evergreen Community College and Oakland Unified School District on their multiple bonds.

Ty is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP). He currently serves as the Chair on the Southwest Region Board of Directors of the Association for Learning Environments. His portfolio of planning work includes approximately $30 billion in long term capital programs, capacity and school utilization planning, and district-wide master planning across the U.S.

Ty lends his unique DeafSpace and Universal Design expertise to all projects typologies covering the full range of academic, municipal, and quality-of-life spaces. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of North Dakota State University School of Architecture, where he earned his Masters of Architecture. His thesis encompassed the philosophy of DeafSpace Architecture and universal design theories for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s of science in environmental science.

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