Delivering transformational projects to move Philadelphia forward

Danielle DiLeo Kim is a social-impact leader who uses big-picture strategic thinking and collaborative engagement to deliver complex projects for public, private, and nonprofit sector clients.

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About Danielle

As an architect and urban designer, Danielle is uniquely able to translate the skills she uses in capital and planning projects to any strategic challenge. She seeks out challenging initiatives and opportunities that will strengthen urban communities.

As an innovative leader, Danielle excels at coordinating multidisciplinary teams and engaging diverse stakeholders. Through her vision and leadership, she consistently identifies opportunities to leverage existing resources and relationships to exceed a project’s potential.

Danielle strives to create a more equitable and sustainable urban environment. She is a consummate community advocate and passionately puts her whole self into every endeavor.

Danielle is currently serving as the Executive Director of USA250 a nonprofit organization partnering with the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to plan Philadelphia's role in the 250th anniversary of the country in 2026.

Photo by Blinck Photography

Photo by Blinck Photography



Years Serving Philadelphia

Having worked in multiple capacities from volunteer to board member and founder to client, Danielle has sat on both sides of the community development table, always striving to innovate and collaborate for the good of the community and organization she is serving.


Women Leaders Connected

Danielle co-founded Philly Girls Do Good in 2013. Philly Girls Do Good connects and celebrates Philadelphia women leaders in design and community development who devote their professional and personal time toward making a better urban experience for all.


“Danielle brings her passion for Philadelphia, and in particular, her expertise and experience to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s board of directors. Willing to roll up her sleeves and do the work, as well as, strategically ask and help answer the big questions like how to scale and drive impact so that everyone has a decent place to live, Danielle is an asset to Habitat and the Philadelphia region.”

—Corinne O'Connell; CEO Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia 



Danielle has led the realization of institutional and cultural buildings, citywide and campus master plans, and engagement processes for community and high-level stakeholders in and around the Philadelphia region for over twenty years.


Community Involvement

Philly Girls Do Good 2017 Cohort

Philly Girls Do Good 2017 Cohort

AIA Philadelphia:
Board of Director; current
Co-chair of Urban Design Committee; 2012-2018

Clementine Montessori School
Founder and Board President

Economy League:
Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Selected Participant; 2017, 2019

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia:
Board of Director, current
Chair of the Neighborhood
Revitalization Committee, current

Philly Girls Do Good
Co-Founder; current
www.phillygirlsdogood.org >

ULI Philadelphia Women’s Leadership Initiative:
Committee Chair; current
ULI NEXT Invited 2018 Member

ULI Philadelphia Off the Record with Marilyn Jordan Taylor >

Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Program presentation in 2018 >

The Grit Studios Podcast Interview with Danielle:
Spreaker > 

Awards & Licenses
Young Architect Award, AIA Philadelphia 2012 > 

Sunshine Alumni Fellowship, Virginia Tech 2002 

Registered Architect, Pennsylvania, 2000-current 

Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech, 1996

Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard University, 2002