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Kristina Crawley, AIA, promoted to vice president, global commercial practice leader

After five years leading the Washington, D.C., studio’s commercial and workplace design team, Crawley steps into a firmwide role

LEO A DALY is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristina Crawley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, to vice president, global commercial practice leader. In this role, Crawley will lead the firm’s commercial and workplace design practice in all matters of business strategy, client management and design delivery worldwide. She is based in Washington, D.C. 

Crawley is an architect with 17 years of experience leading complex commercial mixed-use, hospitality, retail, restaurant and workplace projects in North America, Asia and the Middle East. Since 2016, she has served as commercial market sector leader for the Washington, D.C., studio, specializing in the design of vibrant, sustainable communities that adapt well to changing social and economic conditions.  

Crawley is an enthusiastic supporter of women in architecture and planninga mentor to emerging design professionals and a respected voice in the commercial real estate industry. She is a frequent speaker and published author on topics such as placemaking, architectural responses to climate change, post-disaster reconstruction, and pandemic impacts to commercial development and the workplace, sharing expertise in professional forums such as the Urban Land Institute, AIA national conferences and DesignDC. 

Kristina’s depth and breadth of knowledge in the rapidly changing commercial market make her a valuable resource to LEO A DALY design teams and our clients. She has a special ability to understand and forecast trends in the commercial sector, and a presence in the market that clients trust. I am very excited to continue to work with Kristina as we grow in this market, said LEO A DALY President Steve Lichtenberger. 

Commercial real estate is at the cusp of an exciting transformation as developers look for innovative ways to respond to the pandemic and revitalize citiesLEO A DALY’s expertise across a wide variety of markets puts us in the perfect position to leverage the complicated mix of influences at play in this new environment. The design work we’re doing today will impact future generations,” said Crawley. 

LEO A DALY is an industry leader in commercial and workplace design, ranked 16th among U.S. architecture firms by Architectural Record. Recent commercial and workplace projects from the firm include the 20 Massachusetts Avenue mixed-use development in the District of Columbia, the multiple-award-winning Capital One Café in Georgetown, PGA Headquarters in West Palm Beach Florida, and Carson Wealth Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.