An Impromptu Discussion with Derwin Broughton

february, 2021

25feb5:00 pm6:00 pmAn Impromptu Discussion with Derwin Broughton


Event Details

“done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed.”

In a new series of one on one talks, An Impromptu Discussion aims to re-instill the desire for spontaneous and critical discussion around architecture and design. An Impromptu Discussion will be held every two weeks, hosted by Michael Friebele in partnership with the Architecture and Design Exchange. In the spirit of being “impromptu,” there will be no prepared slides. Therefore, each session will cover a number of topics and interests with audience participation in shaping the discussion encouraged.

About our guest:

Derwin Broughton, AIA, NCARB is a principal at KAI and accountable for business development and client relationships for the firm’s offices in Texas, Georgia, and Missouri for all business sectors inclusive of 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.

As an award-winning designer, his entry for the Gus Garcia Park Design Competition in Austin, Texas took top honors. He is an advocate for the inclusion of minorities within the design industry. He has been identified as an Emerging Leader within the Dallas Chapter of AIA and is a past chairman for their Young Architect’s Forum. Derwin is also a past president of the Dallas Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Derwin currently serves as the vice president for the Community and Economic Development Corporation for the City of Duncanville and was also selected by the City to serve on their Comprehensive Master Plan Committee. Prior to relocating to the southern sector of Dallas County he was chairman for the Board of Adjustments in Little Elm, Texas and member of their Bond Election Committee.

In 2013, Derwin was recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as recipient of the Young Architects Award. This award is earned by individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Derwin was named “20 Under 40” by Engineering News and Report in 2015 as a young construction professional making an impact in the industry and community. In 2017, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Derwin as “20 Under 40” of professionals making a difference in their communities and careers in Dallas.

Derwin currently serves as the vice president of advocacy for the Texas Society of Architects. A native of South Carolina and graduate of Clemson University, he is married to his college sweetheart, Michele. They have two children, Jonathan and Kina, and reside in Duncanville, Texas.

Join us:

Talk will be hosted via Zoom (register here) and Facebook Live. An archive of each talk will follow the live event.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST


Virtual - Zoom