Danielle DiLeo Kim
Danielle DiLeo Kim, AIA is a registered architect and urban designer whose broad career has included the realization of institutional and cultural buildings, citywide and campus master plans, and engagement processes for community and high-level stakeholders in and around the Philadelphia region for over twenty years. A strategist by nature, Danielle excels at delivering transformational projects that move Philadelphia forward.
Danielle currently serves as Executive Director of USA250. Throughout her career, Danielle has been instrumental in the production of significant citywide physical development plans. She managed the creation of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s first comprehensive plan since 1960, Philadelphia2035, and also managed PIDC’s long-range development plan for the Lower Schuylkill. Prior to her planning career, Danielle spent a dozen years in leadership roles at prestigious architectural firms.
Danielle is actively engaged in the community and currently serves the on the boards of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the American Institute of Architects Philadelphia. Additionally, Danielle is committee chair for the Women’s Leadership Initiative of ULI Philadelphia and a repeat participant in the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange. A consummate disruptor for good, she founded Clementine Montessori School in 2010 and Philly Girls Do Good in 2013. Danielle was awarded the Young Architect Award by AIA Philadelphia in 2012.
Danielle holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia where you’ll find her running or riding her bike.