If architecture & design is rooted in society, how can we continuously find ways and means to collaborate and design together with our community stakeholders? .
Killion is an internationally experienced Architect with experience across United Kingdom, Africa (Botswana, Rwanda & Ghana), Caribbean (Haiti) and United States, Massachusetts. Killion oversees SIC overall strategic initiatives, design and implementation of projects through an emphasis on participatory design processes. From 2018-2020, Killion facilitated a yearlong community led visioning & design process for the Fond-des-Blancs Masterplan in Haiti funded by the WKKF Kellogg Foundation. This process participatory process not only involved an intensive and immersed local community involvement but also extend the Haitian Diaspora in US and migrant populations in Port-au-Prince. Killion is currently (2021) completing a two-year tertiary education Institutional masterplaning project in Arcahaie Haiti called the Sustainable Village Learning Community (SVLC) which is based on diverse project stakeholder (SUNY, YBI, HDI, HOAS, AME-SADA, ECODA) participatory and community engagement processes.

Teaching & Design Research

Killion is an Associate Teaching Professor at the Northeastern University in Boston, MA where is has taught sophomore design & urban design studio since 2015 and in 2020, lead a post graduate yearlong research studio focused on community based design approaches in Arcahaie, Haiti. Killion has also held various teaching roles at Massart College, where he has lead a place-based studios working in Lynn, MA and also Roxbury, MA. At the Boston Architectural College (BAC), Killion has been part of the Community Practice teams, teaching studios based on community engaged processes and partnerships. He has lead students working in partnership with communities in Boston to explore various problems communities needs to explore. These includes a two semester partnership with the Northend Community, through the ‘Save the Nazaro Community Centre’ to develop community lead solutions towards reuse and programming for the Nazarro Centre. Recently the Gateway partnered with the CMRPC and the Uxbridge community to explore the Re-imagining of the downtown Uxbridge through visioning and adaptive reuse of their Town Hall building.

Killion is currently focused on exploring research ideas towards the role of engagement in design processes and exploring a framework for measuring design impact through socio economic lens. Killion is also exploring research ideas that are Africa based and community lead towards platforms and tools that can foster documentation, curation and preservation of heritage/cultural architecture in the sub-Saharan region.


Prior to founding SIC, Killion, founded the design non-profit, Adaptiv and also worked at Build Health International and Shepley Bulfinch, where he worked on the design of the UGHE’s Butaro Campus in Rwanda.
While in Botswana, Killion combined teaching architecture at the University of Botswana and practicing with local firm Mosienyane and Partners as Design Director. He also founded Botswana’s first evert built environment focused media company, Boidus Media, which focused on creating platforms for the industry through print media (Boidus Focus) and also industry events and digital platforms.
In the UK, Killion worked for Building Design Partnership (BDP) where he was involved in urban design projects in the UK, Russia & Malta, Greece. Prior to BDP, Killion worked at Sheppard Robson in London.

Professional Service

Killion has previously has been previously elected to the Boston Society of Architects (BSA’s) Nominating Committee and has served as 2020 AIA New England Design Awards Jury and is currently serving as an advisory member for Department of Neighborhood Development/ Boston Society for Architecture/AIA the Housing Innovation Competition 2.0 Advisory Group.

Killion received his Master’s degree from University of Portsmouth, UK and Diploma in Architecture Architectural Association of London (AA), where he awarded the best The AA William Glover Bequest Award for outstanding 5th year thesis project.) and Degree in Architecture from Plymouth University, UK where he awarded the; Best End of Year Project, Best Year Technical studies Project, RIBA Presidents medal project nomination.