Kimberly Murphy, AIA, knew she wanted to be an architect when at age four she drew impromptu floor plans for Barbie’s house on the back of a monopoly board. Being told that this is what architects do, she set a course to make that her career. When she eventually learned that architects don’t typically solely design dollhouses, she was undeterred, and made her way to Kansas State University to earn a Bachelor of Architecture. Kimberly moved to New York City just months after graduation and soon joined The Edelman Partnership / Architects where she has worked on various public use projects including schools, community centers and supportive housing. She was named an Associate in the firm in 2005 and became a Partner in 2017. While her interest in designing doll structures is now reserved for playtime with her two children, Kimberly is deeply committed to design for the public realm and for the underserved communities in New York City. Although proud to be Kansan, New York City is home and allows for a type of architecture unique among large cities. Kimberly has managed many award winning projects including the Eco-Restroom and New Settlement Community Campus and is a member of the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education.