Senior Principal
Hickok Cole Architects

Yolanda is the Senior Principal and owner of Hickok Cole Architects, a large commercial

architecture and interiors firm located in Washington, DC. She has over 25 years of base

building and interior design experience in a variety of project types from large-scale, mixed-use

developments to small commercial interiors, both around the world and in the region. She is

widely recognized for her leadership in the region’s business community and for her work on

many award-winning projects in the commercial/corporate, government, and institutional


Prior to joining Hickok Cole Architects as a partner, Ms. Cole was a partner with Arlington-based

LyrixDesign, which merged with Hickok’s firm to become Hickok Cole. LyrixDesign was one of

the top 25 woman-owned and interior design firms in the region. She began her career with New

York-based Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF), where she was a senior designer of large-

scale high-rise office buildings. While with KPF, Ms. Cole served as senior designer for the 1.2-

million square-foot Chifley Tower in Sydney, Australia, where she lived for two years; and the

award-winning Capital Cities/ABC headquarters in New York.


Apr 30

April 30, 2019

Quick Hits

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

ULI Washington Housing Attainability Study The district council convened a Housing Impact Task Force in 2018 to examine issues of housing attainability in the region. The underlying theme of the research is that constrained supply leads…