We become experts on our clients' businesses. This allows us to solve their needs and challenges and confidently translate their ideas into tangible design solutions that solve operational problems, effect cultural change, and prepare them for the future.

Kim Heartwell
President and CEO

Kim Heartwell is co-director of CallisonRTKL’s interior architecture and design studio in Washington, DC. She is responsible for the strategic development of innovative workplace environments for companies around the world. She is highly regarded by top-tier clients like Capital One, Coca-Cola and CSC for her strategic service offerings, including alternate ways to work, as well as change management processes and implementation. Kim is an award-winning designer with more than 30 years of experience working for private company clients and a variety of federal agencies. She has a genuine affinity for working with complex corporations and agencies to create spaces that unify and exemplify her clients’ mission-focused environments that boost morale, increase efficiency, facilitate communication and collaboration, and incorporate green principles.


Change Management
Interior Architecture and Design
Workplace Interior Architecture and Design
Workplace Strategy
Corporate Workplace
North America
Middle East/Africa
South Asia


University of Virginia, Bachelor, Art History
University of Virginia, Master, Architecture


CoreNet Global
DC Building Industry Association
Urban Land Institute