Kimberly Loken

Design Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 232 Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-1989

Brief Biography

Kim Loken's industry experience spans civic, commercial, and residential projects. Her approach to each is further informed by a storytelling mindset cultivated in scenic design work for film and theater. As an Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners, she helmed a variety of adaptive reuse, historic preservation and new construction projects in New York City and led the exhibit design for the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Teaching invigorates her practice and provides the opportunity to mentor young designers in a variety of disciplines.

Teaching Interests: Design thinking, interdisciplinary design, large-scale collaborative projects

Research Interests: Phenomenology, narrative-driven design

Professional Interests: Place-making, critical regionalism, cultural history and adaptive re-use


  • Spanish (Beginner)


    • MARCH
      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX, United States, 2001
    • BS Architecture
      The Catholic University of America
      Washington, DC, United States, 1998

Licensures and Certifications

  • Licensed Architect:
  • LEED Accredited Professional: US Green Building Council

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • St. Catherine University, Department of Apparel, Merchandising and Design
        2014 - 2015
      • Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design
        Visiting Assistant Professor
        2011 - 2012


      • Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
        2004 - 2012

Professional Memberships

  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)


    Department / School

    • Faculty Advisor, SIGGRAPH (2015 - 2016)
    • Committee Member, SOAD 50th Anniversary Ad-Hoc Committee (2015 - 2015)
    • Committee Member, International Studies Committee (2014 - 2015)
    • Committee Member, Curriculum Commitee (2012 - 2014)


      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, Status of Women (2016 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Film Community of Practice (2013 - Present)


    • Committee Member, AIA Women in Architecture (2014 - Present)