Kimberly Hoyle joined the team at Hamilton Anderson Associates as their director of business development in the summer of 2015. And while many of us have seen Hamilton Anderson’s name attached to some of the most exciting developments happening in the city of Detroit, we thought we’d let the experts tell us a little bit more about their firm.

Spanning their services from landscape architecture, architecture, interior design and planning, a typical day for Hoyle at HAA is anything but typical. With projects happening all over the city, most of her days are spent strategizing on how to expand HAA’s involvement in more of the city’s bustling development.

“I work with a very passionate and capable group of people, so there’s no shortage of spontaneous discussions about ways to further the efforts of the firm,” Hoyle said.

Hoyle had been working with Sprint for nearly 10 years before she decided to make the switch and delve into the exciting transformation happening in the city of Detroit.

“It is an exciting time now that’s garnering a tremendous amount of attention to this region and it feels good to be with a firm who has been here, through it all, and still standing strong,” Hoyle said.

The most recent project Hamilton Anderson has broken ground on is a $65-million mixed-use development on Detroit Riverfront. The development, Orleans Landing, plans to bring both residential and commercial elements to the riverfront.

“It’s wonderful to be a part of a project that, while aiming to attract new residents and businesses to the city, still considers the presence of long-time Detroiters,” Hoyle said. “Twenty percent of the housing will be reserved as affordable units,” she said.

Hamilton Anderson Associates has been around the city for 21 years with developments in downtown’s Paradise Valley Cultural and Entertainment District, which was formerly known as Harmonie Park. The firm’s principal, Rainy Hamilton, was born, raised and educated in Detroit. His entire career has been spent trying to help rebuild the city.

And that work certainly continues on today. Hoyle said she anticipates the next three to five years as being big and busy ones for the city of Detroit.

“There are a lot of exciting things happening and I am so grateful to be a part of this point in time for the city,” Hoyle said. “Detroit always has been a world class city, and we’re finally getting the opportunity, again, to show the world just how fascinating we are.”

If Hamilton Anderson’s work is any indication, the future looks bright for both Michigan and Detroit. More commercial and residential projects will be taking shape later on in 2016, Hoyle said, and others are expected to come online in 2017. There’s an overall positive economic outlook for the state and Detroit’s constant development is a huge contributor, Hoyle said.

“The continued development plans will further ignite interest in our region from around the country as well as excite those of us who live, work and play in the city,” Hoyle said. “As more businesses are attracted to the city, the more economies will improve, getting the city back on the right track for revitalization.”

Keep current on all Hamilton Anderson Associate developments at hamilton-anderson.com.

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