Just last month, D.B. Kim joined Daroff Design + DDI Architects as principal of hospitality design. Kim was most recently an associate principal at Pierre-Yves Rochon. “I am thrilled to welcome D.B. Kim into our practice. D.B.’s experience, creativity, and design talents are a perfect fit with our existing team. His leadership and world class experience will reinforce our expanding global practice in the luxury market. We are looking forward to an exciting future,” says Karen Daroff, president and principal in charge of design at Daroff Design Inc + DDI Architects. The firm, founded in 1973, comprises a team of over 50 professionals who work in the Philadelphia headquarters and, as of 2008, a second office located in Shanghai. “I am looking forward to embarking on this exciting journey with Karen Daroff and the studio’s talented designers. The opportunity to harmoniously design and create experiences that bring joy and comfort is an extreme privilege. Our shared creative philosophies and commitment to design excellence will make for a brighter future,” says Kim.