A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Kent grew up with a passion for puzzles, art, and exploring the outdoors. He has fond memories of tinkering with Lincoln Logs and Legos, visiting Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, and exploring the hilly terrain and forests of southwestern Pennsylvania.
Much to Kent’s disappointment, he attended a windowless high school—built in a time period when access to daylight and views were thought to distract students from their studies. As the son of two public school teachers who disagreed with this theory, Kent became determined to challenge this narrative. He wanted to build a future creating spaces informed by research and designed with empathy, allowing all users—students, educators, and administrators, alike—to thrive. As a result, Kent pursued a degree in Architecture and Industrial Design from Virginia Tech.
Throughout his 15 years of professional practice, Kent has remained keenly aware of the incredible power the built environment has in contributing to the betterment of humanity. Kent has championed sustainable and evidence-based design solutions throughout his career as an interior architect. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, he works tirelessly to promote empathetic and inclusive design processes and solutions that reflect the diversity of our studio, clients, and community. Kent’s unique approach and passion have resulted in award-winning projects for a wide range of clients and project typologies. He finds daily fulfillment in working alongside clients and teams to put together the unique pieces inherent in every project’s puzzle.