Brittany Eaker-Kirkland AIA, LEED AP
Brittany’s approach to architecture parallels her passion as a jewelry designer and maker: thoughtfully precise and pragmatically beautiful. From clean lines to exacting cadence, she excels in ensuring initial design ideas are documented and built to fulfill their intended vision. Brittany exhibits this “jeweler’s eye” on a daily basis, often leading to exceptional, award-winning results. She was an instrumental part of several noteworthy projects, including Emancipation Park and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, during her time at the Freelon Group and Perkins+Will.
A native of Durham and graduate of UNC-Charlotte, Brittany’s demonstrates her commitment to the community around her through the myriad ways she volunteers her time. The 2018 AIA Triangle Volunteer of the Year, she chairs the AIA Triangle Women in Architecture Task Force and is a current facilitator for and past participant of the AIA Triangle Leadership Forum. She co-founded an architecture program for the Explorers and has led several pro bono architecture endeavors. In 2015, she co-authored an essay focusing on the role of women in architecture that won second place in Blank Space’s “Dear Architecture” contest.