Pradeep Kapoor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Pradeep Kapoor

Pradeep Kapoor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

President & CEO

A member of the DMR team since 2001, Pradeep began his architectural career at DMR Architects, first joining the staff as a job captain, then advancing to roles that included Project Manager, Director of Sustainable Design, Partner, Chief Operating Officer and today, President & CEO.

Pradeep quickly established himself as a talented architect and complex problem solver early in his DMR career, taking on some of the firm’s most technically-challenging projects in the early 2000s, including the Bergen County Public Safety Operations Center, the Jersey City Annex, St. Joseph’s School for the Blind and numerous projects at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, solidifying him as an expert in projects that require intricate coordination, advanced technologies and knowledge of the latest architectural trends.

His personal interest in sustainable design was the catalyst behind DMR becoming one of the earliest architects to embrace LEED certification and sustainable design as a practice area. He was among the earliest architects to receive LEED accreditation, becoming certified in 2003, the same year he pitched the vision of what would become the first LEED Silver public school in New Jersey. When he was named DMR’s first Director of Sustainable Design, he oversaw a process that standardized the use of sustainable design elements into DMR projects, and oversaw a practice area that produced seven certified, silver and gold certified buildings and has grown to also provide community energy and climate resiliency planning services.

Pradeep’s contributions to the DMR team led to being named one of the firm’s first partners in 2017, the first Chief Operating Officer in 2021 and in 2024, only the second President & CEO in DMR’s preceding 32-year history. He helped advance the use of modern technologies that have improved DMR’s service to clients and has architecturally influenced hundreds of projects, including the Montgomery Municipal Center, Frank J. Gargiulo Campus, Stephen J. Capestro Theatre, multi-family projects Annin Lofts and The Vale and projects at Valley Hospital and Hunterdon Healthcare, maintaining the commitment to technologically-advanced projects that first began at the beginning of his DMR tenure.

Pradeep is also a leading example DMR’s culture of empowerment, a founding commitment of the firm, and a vision he remains committed to as President & CEO. Reflecting on his own path at DMR which included the creation of at least three new roles in support of his individual interests and talents, he is committed to advancing this vision, which today also looks to expand into new territories, beginning with DMR NY, and the embrace of new practice areas, technologies, funding sources and mechanisms for project delivery.

Pradeep is a graduate of the Board of Technical Education in Delhi, India. Outside of the office, he is a self-proclaimed foodie and an avid runner. He enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and playing board games with his two daughters.