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Jimmie Drummond


Drummond Projects

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HiP Awards 2024 Jimmie Drummond

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Jimmie Drummond is an architectural designer, educator, lighting artist and studio founder of his eponymous practice. As his work touches upon many dimensions of creative architecture, he is compelled by socially-driven causes that enact positive change at all scales. In particular, he is concerned with innovation, accessibility, and social and design equity. He leads housing and experiential hospitality projects that champion African-American identity, giving agency to the Black experience. Most notably, he recently completed a 7800 sf Afrofuturist concept restaurant and a three-storey multicultural co-working space, both in DC. His ever growing portfolio of work also includes community centers, affordable housing, mixed-use development, hospitality and office workspaces, all of which aim to create infrastructure for culturally resilient and enriching experiences in the NorthEast. With a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Interior Design from Howard University and a Dual-Masters Degree in Architecture + Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design, Jimmie is the first African-American to graduate with both Masters degrees. Prior to helming his own practice, Jimmie worked at SHoP Architects and Bernheimer Architecture in New York City; and as a lighting designer for FLUX Studio. He has taught at Howard, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) on the subjects of architecture, real-estate development, structural technology, and construction management. Jimmie had also been a guest critic lecturer at Parsons and the University of Maryland.

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