Duk Kim

principal, hospitality leader

Duk Kim is an accomplished designer, leader, and teacher of hospitality experiences. Inspired by the impact of architecture and interior design from an early age, Duk has logged countless miles traveling the world during his career in leading the creative vision and execution of notable hospitality, gaming, and residential projects. Holding posts ranging from Hong Kong to Chicago for over two decades, his commitment to collaboration and holistic design-thinking along with his keen understanding of how today’s shifting cultural influences stimulate built environments are reflected in the creation of his teams’ rich hospitality experiences. An architect by training, Duk also served as adjunct faculty for interior design studios at the college level for several years. Utilizing the skills learned from his time teaching, Duk motivates his team to create, collaborate, and execute projects to yield uniquely new and meaningful experiences or reinvent existing ones.