Abi Brown is a LEED AP BD + C and a licensed architect in the State of Illinois. After working as an architect and interior designer in Chicago for several years, Abi packed her life into a POD in December 2012 to move to Washington, DC, and start a new career at Hickok Cole. She is currently the Vice Chair of the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee and an active member of the Hickok Cole Full Circle Committee. Abi recently participated in Hickok Cole’s iLab with her project “Fabulous Pre-fab: Applying Modular Construction to Multifamily Residential Projects in Washington, DC.”
Abi graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2009, where her thesis won the School of Architecture & Interior Design’s prestigious Award for Distinguished Research and a Citation for Distinguished Design. In addition to the nation’s capital, Abi has lived, worked, or studied in Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, New York City, London, Copenhagen, and Buenos Aires. Her varied experiences at home and abroad have influenced her understanding of built environments, the rich opportunities that come with reusing and adapting existing buildings, and the important experiential relationships between interior space and architecture.