AUSTIN, TEXAS Janki DePalma, LEED AP, CPSM has joined Kirksey Architecture as a Senior Associate and Director of Business Development. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in the A/E/C industry.

Janki is a connector at heart who loves bringing people together. She advocates for the client experience and uses her belief in connection, authenticity, and empathy to drive her work. Janki's involvement in the industry and community connects Kirksey’s Austin office to the people and ideas that make the city and surrounding area unique. She has developed local and national contacts through her leadership roles in ULI, CREW, AIA, ACE Mentors, and SMPS. Janki is currently President-Elect of SMPS Austin and a board member of the Austin chapters of AIA and ACE Mentors. She frequently contributes to thought-leadership panels and publications regarding client development and business development.

While Kirksey has served Central Texas for more than two decades, firm leadership believes Janki will help further the growth they’ve seen in the region already. "Austin, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas are growing fast, and it's exciting," says Kathleen Jircik, Executive Vice President and Director-Central Texas. "We want to be part of that growth and know that Janki will help us continue to do that."

Kirksey’s Austin office continues to expand its footprint in the region, with projects in Austin, San Antonio, and Round Rock. But even as their portfolio and presence grows, Kirksey Austin recognizes the need to stay ahead of the curve and continue moving forward. "We're excited for Janki to join our team and bring both years of experience and a fresh perspective to the office, " notes David Dalton, Vice President and Director-Central Texas.