Member Mondays - Kenne Shepherd 

August 22, 2021
Kenne Shepherd
Principal
Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architect
CREWbiz Profile

How Many Years a CREWNY Member?
22 years

Fun Fact:
Before coming to New York, I lived in Paris, France for a year. As a young architect and designer, it was a year-long exploration of the art, architecture, and design of the city. I loved every aspect of the city. Had it been easier for an American architect to work in France, I no doubt would have stayed and made it my home.

Tell us about an accomplishment you are proud of.
Becoming a WELL AP, a move that was prompted by the pandemic and the ensuing shutdown. As the pandemic wore on, I became convinced that the built environment, specifically air quality and ventilation, was a key element in dealing with the spread of the virus. Being a WELL AP gives me the tools to design not only beautiful environments, but ones that foster the health and well-being of the occupants.

What did you want to be growing up?
Growing up I always wanted to be an artist. This ultimately led to my interest in design and to becoming an architect and interior designer.

Who or what inspires you? Why?
I really don't think that there is such a thing as work/life balance, especially in architecture and design. We move back and forth between the two, sometimes there is more work than life and finally when deadlines are met there is more time for life. But when you are in a profession that you love, it is all good.