Kimberly Kavanagh, AIA, NCARB, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C


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  • The Catholic University of America
    + Master of Architecture
    + Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude


  • Over 15 Years in the Industry


  • Architect, MD | DC | PA | DE
  • LEED Accredited Professional - Building, Design and Construction Specialty
  • NCARB Certified


  • Women in Healthcare:
    + Member, 2017-present
    + Board of Directors and Membership Co- chair, 2021-present
  • The National Organization of Minority Architects

After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture from The Catholic University of America, Kim began her career as a project architect designing for some of the mid-Atlantic’s largest healthcare systems. Nearly 20 years later, having built a reputation for consistently delivering quality multi-million dollar healthcare projects successfully and on budget, Kim brings a wealth of healthcare experience to MCA.

Having served in a leadership roles since 2013, Kim aptly manages multi-faceted teams in designing complex and large-scale healthcare projects and is currently pursing both Evidence-Based Accreditation Certification and ACHA Certification through the American College of Healthcare Architects. As a registered architect, Kim services a wide range of project types, including both acute care and behavioral health hospitals, outpatient care centers, crisis-intervention and substance abuse treatment centers, administrative buildings, maintenance and infrastructure, and support facilities.

Kim says her passion lies in behavioral health design. With every project, she strives to utilize LEAN design principals, sustainable practices and materials, and evidenced-based and biophilic methodologies to create therapeutic spaces that promote wellness. With her clients and colleagues, Kim establishes a collaborative team environment that promotes idea sharing—including creative, out-of-the-box solutions for resolving unique project challenges.

In her role as Principal, Kim also seeks to share her passion for mentorship and healthcare design through civic involvement. As a community leader and part of the Leadership Team at MCA, Kim currently serves as MCA’s corporate sponsor and on the Board of Directors for Women in Healthcare, Washington, DC chapter where she actively advocates for diversity and volunteerism through her role of Membership Co-chair.

Did you know that …

Kim built sets for her high school theatre productions. She still loves to create and work with her hands and you can find her baking and painting in her free time.