Yolanda Cole is a dynamic leader of Hickok Cole Architects, a 100-person commercial architecture firm in Washington, DC. With over 30 years of experience n design, she is recognized for spearheading research and innovation through the cultivation of a collaborative practice. Ms. Cole is currently Chair of ULI Washington and a past President of AIA|DC. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University. She currently plays Principal Flute for the DC Concert Orchestra and is a founding member of its board.