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Mr. King is President and Principal Architect of his own architectural practice in Seattle. He is a licensed architect
in the states of Washington, California and Michigan and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects
since 1979. Prior to establishing his own firm, he served on the staff of community design centers in Detroit,
Los Angeles and Seattle.
Donald I King, AIA
Donald King Architects
Mr. King founded Donald King Architects (DKA) in 1985. DKA is a fourteen-person firm that specializes in community
facility projects. The firm has successfully completed over a hundred projects including transportation centers,
schools, libraries, community centers, housing and healthcare facilities. DKA currently provides project management
service to the Seattle Public Schools 350 million-dollar school construction program and to the Port of Seattle
for the two billion-dollar expansion of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In 1999, DKA has four medical/dental
clinic projects, a 66-unit assisted living facility, a new team store for the National Football League Seattle
Seahawks and a light rail transit station project in design.
In 1984, Mr. King designed a temporary hospital tent for refugees in the Sudan fleeing the Ethiopian civil war.
Two tents were fabricated in Seattle from surplus yacht sails and Boeing Aircraft aluminum conduit and shipped
to the Sudan with Seattle area-donated medical supplies and a team of medical providers. The tent provided shelter
for hundreds of refugees in need of medical attention. Donald King has designed a private residence in Lagos in
1978. He continues to work with South African development partners and participates in the capacity building of
Black South African architecture and engineering firms.
Donald King seeks opportunities to provide community development planning, architectural design and project management
services in Ghana. His specific areas of interest include:
- New school planning, design and project management
- New housing design and development
- New healthcare facility planning, design and development
- Business and tourist guest house design and development
- Business conference center design and development