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Derwin Broughton, AIA, is a principal for KAI where he is accountable for business development and client relationships for each of the firm’s business units including architecture, MEP, construction management, program management, and build. Prior to taking on this role, Derwin served as the Deputy Director of Architecture for KAI managing the Architecture Division in Dallas and San Antonio.

For more than two decades Derwin has focused upon outcome-based architecture and transforming communities through design solutions that integrate the unique voices of the project stakeholders. His work transcends across multiple markets including municipal, civic, K-12, higher-education, healthcare, and transit.

Derwin has served in various leadership roles with AIA Dallas including chairing the Young Architects Forum and serving on the Board as Director of Advocacy. His commitment to the advancement of the profession and strategic priorities of the Texas Society of Architects afforded him the privilege of serving as immediate past Vice President of Advocacy. Derwin is also a past president of the Dallas Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

As a Citizen Architect, Derwin demonstrates his service to the community through his civic engagement and service on numerous boards and commissions in several North Texas municipalities. These roles have spanned from serving as a committee member to leading as the Vice President of Economic Development for the City of Duncanville and chairing the Board of Adjustments in Little Elm. Through each appointment Derwin has leveraged these opportunities to elevate the role architects serve in our local communities.

Derwin is a past recipient of the American Institute of Architects Young Architects Award and has also been recognized by Engineering News and Report and the Dallas Business Journal for his work in the profession and community. He is a published author and regularly contributes to articles in industry publications such as Learning by Design Magazine.

A native of South Carolina and graduate of Clemson University, he is married to his college sweetheart Michele. They have two children and reside in Duncanville, Texas.

This coming year Derwin is looking forward to hearing from the unique and diverse voices within the profession and throughout our great state of Texas.  He is also encouraged to build upon and expand current advocacy efforts to best position the Society to influence the outcomes impacting the profession and environment.

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