FK Architecture’s Architect Kelly Dawson Appointed as AIA Orlando Director At Large for the 2022 Term

Kelly Dawson

FK Architecture, a Fugleberg Koch Company, is pleased to announce that Kelly Dawson has been appointed as Director at Large for AIA Orlando. Dawson will serve on an industry board for a one-year term, assisting the chapter board with strategic planning, member development, continuing education, and helping the organization empower architects to improve society and their profession. Dawson brings 20 years of experience in architecture and design surrounding historic renovation, hospitality, multi-family, health care, corporate, and education projects.

“I am beyond thrilled to serve in this role for AIA Orlando, “said Dawson. “The organization has allowed me to grow and learn in my profession, and I’m proud to give back. I wouldn’t be in this position if it were not for them and FK Architecture, who has supported me along the way. I cannot wait to use my skillset and knowledge to help give back.”

Dawson is an accomplished, goal-oriented professional specializing in project management, architectural design, and implementation. She has worked in several states and boasts an array of transferable skills such as strategic planning, client relations, problem-solving, project oversight, accounting, and sales. She received her Bachelors of Architecture from Kansas State University, where she made the Dean’s list every semester. Throughout her 20-year career, her focus on safety, practicality, and design helped her stand out amongst her peers in Florida, Missouri, and Iowa. Her determination and intelligence helped her rise from a Staff Architect to a Project Manager. Never one to rest on her laurels, Dawson made it a focal point of her career to always be up-to-date with the latest technology and trends to keep her firm at the forefront of the industry.

“We couldn’t be more proud and excited for Kelly’s appointment,” said Kimberly Hellekson, Managing Principle at FK Architecture. “Her experience and insight are instrumental at FK Architecture, and I have no doubt her skills will seamlessly augment with her local AIA Chapter. We support Kelly in every way that we can.”

The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society. To learn more about the Orlando chapter, visit

About FK Architecture

FK Architecture, a Fugleberg Koch Company, is a full-service, multi-disciplined firm of architects, designers, and planners providing architectural design services nationwide. Established in 1963, the firm’s diverse experience includes hospitality, multi-family, student housing, senior housing, mixed-use, and commercial sectors. For more information, visit