K.Dixon Architecture PLLC
K. Dixon Architecture PLLC (KDA) provides professional architecture, design, planning, engineering, feasibility studies, interior design, design-build, and construction management services to the Mid-Atlantic area. Founded in 2003, the firm has experience with a wide range of building types including commercial, education, government, residential, and institutional.
KDA is a women-owned minority-owned firm serving public and private clients. Our desire is to provide exceptional service which exceeds the client's needs. We base our philosophy on the idea that "form follows function" and the ability to provide "high" design on a modest budget. High performance and green building technologies are promoted and inherently included in our designs.
Mission: To design buildings that are responsible and respectful of the environment, the community and the economy.
Vision: KDA will be a champion for social equity in the planning, design, and development of communities and our built environment
Values: Collaborating with our clients, colleagues and neighbors, to educate the community of the value of design, enhance their personal ability to influence their surroundings, and realize the interconnectedness of lifestyle and environment.
Kathy Dixon is the Founder and Principal Architect with more than 22 years of experience designing numerous building types and facilities. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Georgia, and New Jersey. Ms. Dixon has been certified by USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Program (LEED AP), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), as well as CSI's Certified Documents Technologist (CDT) program. Ms. Dixon is the President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and is a mentor to young women and minorities in the field of architecture.
2016 Top 100 MBE's Award, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
2015 The Daily Record's Maryland Top 100 Women Honor
2012 - 2014 National Organization of Minority Architects, President
University of the District of Columbia, Department of Architecture
2014 - 2016 NOMAS Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor
2014 - 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Certificate Program Instructor
FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, CDT
Ms. Dixon is a licensed architect with more than two decades of experience involving various building types and facilities. She has been involved in every stage of the construction process and has experience in educational, commercial, residential and government projects. A graduate of Howard University’s School of Architecture, Ms. Dixon continued her secondary education at UCLA, matriculating with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, with a focus on Housing and Community Development.
During her career, Kathy has worked on a number of educational facilities in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She spent several years working on national contracts with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) including Potomac TRACON and several Air Traffic Control (ARTCC) facilities. Prior to moving to government and institutional projects, she worked four years with McDonald’s Corporation developing new restaurants, site planning, designing commercial kitchens, and creating child oriented play areas. Most recently, Ms. Dixon designed civic facilities and faith-based institutions including fire stations, churches, family life centers, schools and senior housing. Ms. Dixon has been certified by the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Program (LEED AP), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), as well as CSI’s Certified Documents Technologist (CDT) program. She is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.