Kent Bonner


Regional Director, Architecture

“Synthesizing information, seeking solutions that are equitable to multiple stakeholders, maintaining an aspirational vision, and building consensus are some of the keys that I’ve found to be transferable from design to operations.”

Kent's a creative and thoughtful strategy leader and design architect who has dedicated much of his career to exploring the role of design in connecting culture, place-making, and the human experience. Throughout his 25-plus years of professional experience, he has collaborated with diverse thought-provoking colleagues and innovative clients who have inspired him to create award-winning architecture spanning the health, education, science, civic, and federal sectors.

He focuses on driving a collaborative and inclusive culture that is people-centric and results-orientedKent works to elevate our brand and thought leadership throughout local studios and ensures that growth strategies are implemented and market sectors are aligned. His responsibilities include leading business group initiatives for the region while partnering with regional operations directors for joint management of the business performance.

Before being tapped to the East region director role, Kent spent three years leading the business operations of our architecture practice in Virginia, focusing on building a collaborative studio culture, improving team performance, and establishing a high standard for quality.