Duk Kim

Managing Principal of Place

With a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois and a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, Duk has always had passion for the creative arts: at various points in life, he wanted to be an industrial car designer or a fashion designer, and even taught design for the Illinois Institute of Art.

Today, Duk leads Streetsense’s Place group, composed of our Architecture, Interior Design, Planning, and Food & Beverage Consulting Studios, blending strategic vision with acute attention to detail. Prior to becoming a Principal at Streetsense, Duk was Principal and Managing Director at The Gettys Group. While concentrating on a larger strategic role in The Gettys Group’s global design practice, Duk also successfully led the design and management of notable and award-winning hospitality, entertainment, and residential projects throughout the world.

Duk has also held senior design positions with well-known firms such as Perkins+Will and Lucien Lagrange Architects, and holds accreditations from both the American Institute of Architects and LEED.

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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

- Vincent van Gogh