Kiara Gilmore, AIA

associate architect | director of professional development

Kiara is an Associate Architect as well as the Director of Emerging Professionals at modus studio. Kiara grew up in Concord, New Hampshire, in a home that was built in the 1800s. It was there that she became fascinated with how architecture and design were thought about. Yet, what was even more captivating was how architecture continued to transform, shape and blend into the ever-changing environment around it.

In addition to her passion for architecture, Kiara is eager to help the newest architects and emerging designers. While she was studying to become a licensed architect, she set out to create a new position at modus studio to help her coworkers seek licensure as well as be a mentor and advocate for the next generation of architects. She strongly believes we are better together, and as architects, we have the opportunity to shape the future of architecture.

Kiara graduated from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design and began working at Modus Studio. She has used her energy and talent to continue to transform the built world; a world where every individual consciously and unconsciously experiences a design at its highest, most innovative form.

In her free time, Kiara is an avid runner and has completed over 15 marathons in more than a dozen states. She loves to travel and photograph architecture locally and around the world. She also enjoys hiking to the many waterfalls Arkansas has to offer with her husband and two rescue dogs.