As a designer in KCCT's international studio, Lori North specializes in large-scale projects for the Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), including the 250,000 SF New Embassy Compound in Brasilia, Brazil and the 175,000 SF New Consular Compound in Casablanca, Morocco. She applies a communication-driven design approach that prioritizes a clear understanding of the design intent of each of her projects, and enjoys finding innovative solutions that adhere to those principles. Her designs reflect her interest in the industry's advancements in technology to achieve progress on sustainability, resilience, and equity.
Born in Greenville, SC, Lori's long-held interest in architecture's role as a representation of a culture and its values led her to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University. During her final year at Clemson, she took a diplomatic design studio on the principles of embassy design with OBO and KCCT, which helped her to articulate her vision of contributing to the field. Now a resident of Arlington, VA, her creativity extends to her spare time, where she enjoys cooking, painting, crocheting, and cultivating her green thumb with an impressive collection of houseplants.
Years of Industry Experience
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Clemson University
Professional Licenses, Certifications, Memberships, and Associations
American Institute of Architects, Associate Member
AIA Emerging Architects Committee, Member
Clemson Architectural Foundation (CAF), Ex-Officio Board Member
American Institute of Architecture Students, Alumni Mentor