Session 2 Speakers

Harrison_PatriciaPatricia Harrison | Business Development Specialist, DC DSLBD 
Patricia Harrison is a Business Development Specialist, with the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development, developing strategic partnerships with government agencies and private sector companies to connect certified business enterprises to opportunities through various events and activities. Her strategic partnerships and outreach activities include The Wharf Project, MWAA/DSLBD Joint Certification Program, Higher Education and Healthcare, school modernization projects and to name a few. She continues to develop initiatives and collaborations
through DSLBD’s Public Private Partnerships Prior to joining the DC Government, Ms. Harrison held corporate positions in marketing, consulting, international personal finance, mortgage banking and community development. She has strong relationship building and strategic planning skills with extensive experience penetrating new markets and solidifying strategic partnerships with senior level executives of domestic and international companies. She has served as vice chair and chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council International Committee connecting small businesses with local and international opportunities while hosting various delegations.
Ms. Harrison holds degrees from Montgomery College (MD), St. John Fisher College (NY) and Marquette University (WI) and certifications in paralegal studies and project management. She volunteers and supports various not-for-profit organizations in the DC metro area while teaching financial education.

Kraus-ShannonShannon Kraus, FAIA, FACHA, MBA | Managing Partner, HKS Inc.
Shannon Kraus is a managing partner for HKS for the mid-Atlantic and northeast United States. With a focus on design for health, Shannon Kraus’ projects result in innovative solutions that balance clinical improvement with environments that strive to help improve the health of the communities they serve. He has been an integral part of the design and planning of more than 20 million square feet of healthcare projects all over the globe. His projects have been honored with design awards from both the AIA, and Modern Healthcare, and have been recognized in publications such as World Architecture News, Healthcare Design, and Hospitality Design magazines. Shannon is also responsible for the culture of the offices and does all hiring and reviews. Most recently his office was ranked the highest among HKS’s offices for office culture by employees.
In 2015 he served as President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and is also a member of the AIA’s Design & Health Committee. In 2007 he launched and founded the HKS design fellowship, focused on bringing together designers across the globe together for the purposes of providing design thinking to a community base need. Prior to that, he served as National Vice President on the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors where he helped organize and lead the organizations knowledge and research agenda.
In recognition of his contributions, he was named Young Architect of the year from the AIA in 2005, and from TSA in 2006. In 2008 he was named one of building design and constructions 40 under 40, and in 2009 was honored as one of the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40 honorees. In 2013 he was named Fellow by both the AIA and the ACHA. When not in pursuit of architecture, he enjoys time with his family and is an avid ultra marathoner that enjoys exploring new trails.

ShoveBrown_DavidDavid Shove Brown, AIA | Partner, // 3877
As a Partner at //3877, Mr. Shove-Brown has expertise in residential, restaurant and healthcare design. Mr. Shove-Brown’s work has been featured in Details Magazine, the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Hospitality Design Magazine, Boutique Design Magazine and Form Magazine.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Shove-Brown is a guest faculty member at the Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning. As a part of his position at CUArch, he had lived and traveled extensively through Italy, Spain, France and Finland. Along with teaching at CUA, David has conducted classes at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and led lectures for the National Building Museum, Washington Architectural Foundation and DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Cole_YolandaYolanda Cole, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP | Senior Principal and Owner, Hickok Cole Architects
Yolanda Cole is a Senior Principal and Owner of Hickok Cole Architects, an award-winning, 95-person commercial architecture and interior design firm located in Washington, DC. Ms. Cole has over 30years of base building and interior design experience in projects ranging from large scale, mixed-use developments to small commercial interiors, around the world and in the region.
Ms. Cole is a frequent speaker at the NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair in Chicago and was featured during the 2008 AIA National Convention in Boston. She has presented at AIA Design DC Conferences in recent years, and in 2008, of the 68 seminars offered, attendees ranked her as the #1 speaker. She has also been sought out as a speaker for AIA regional conferences in Georgia and Wisconsin.
Ms. Cole served for many years on the Board of Directors of AIA|DC and is a Past President. She was a Director at the Greater Washington Board of Trade (BOT) for many years and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Board. Ms. Cole has also served as Chair of the ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) and was Chair of the 2015 ULI Trends Conference.
She is a registered architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the
International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and is a LEED Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council. Ms. Cole has a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Parker_SteveSteve Parker, AIA | Chairman, Co-Founder, Grimm + Parker 
Mr. Parker is Founding Partner of Grimm + Parker Architects. Through his leadership, the firm has grown in its 43 years to a staff of over 100 and is one of the largest in the Washington-Metropolitan Region and the 87th largest firm in the U.S. according to Architectural Record.
Winner of over 220 design awards internationally, nationally and locally and one of the only two firms nationally to win all three of the top national design awards in educational design and #3 Nationally in K-12 design by Architectural Record. The firm was selected Architectural Firm of the Year three times by the Greater Washington ABC. Mr. Parker’s award winning work includes major University Buildings, Concert Hall and Performing Arts Centers, many Libraries and Public and Independent Schools.
Mr. Parker’s personal selected honors and awards include the 2012 NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service, 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, and the 2003 Paul Kea FAIA Meal for Distinguished Leadership.

Morrison_ChrisChris Morrison, FAIA | Managing Director, Perkins + Will
Chris Morrison has more than 20 years of experience in architecture, historic preservation, sustainability, adaptive reuse and planning. Chris is deeply committed to environmental sustainability in design practice, serving the role of principal in the design and approval of the first LEED-certified condominium in Washington, DC.
Chris’ projects have received numerous design awards, including, most recently, The Catalyst Award and The Award of Excellence from AIA Washington Chapter, the D.C. Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, a Merit Award from the General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program, and the Custom Home Award from Custom Home Magazine. – See more at: