For the past 17 years, Kimberly has practiced land design and site planning with a variety of private and public offices. Kimberly opened her own firm, Coaly Design, in 2005. Kimberly has experience with a wide range of projects from large scale master planning, greenway design, and site specific design. Current projects include pedestrian and downtown master planning, a downtown Raleigh 7-story hotel streetscape plan, and an adaptive reuse of a downtown historic building, commercial site design, and playground design.
Kimberly is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University, in the College of Design’s Landscape Architecture Department.
Kimberly is the immediate past Chair of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board, a position she held for 2 terms. She has also actively served the local community in the past as a member of the Wake County Planning Board from 1999-2003.
In November 2013, Kimberly participated in a Habitat for Humanity Global Village Build in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This particular build was a “big build” where 150 people from around the world worked on the Smile Village. During the week long build, Kimberly constructed concrete block walls, mixed mortar, tied rebar, relocated building materials, and established building foundations. When the Smile Village is complete, it will provide secure, adequate housing for 330 families. Kimberly was extremely honored to participate in this build.