Despite a lengthy career in New York, Renny is a child of the South. He grew up scrambling around half framed houses in small Carolina mill towns that offered seemingly endless opportunities to explore buildings in various stages of construction. It was inside these skeletons, that smelled of lumber and dirt, that he began developing an appreciation for making and craft.
Renny is a self-described modernist who believes that buildings should be expressions of their time and place—but that also endure over time, contributing positively to the public experience now and into the future. He views architecture as a mixture of art, sociology, commerce, and technology—a perspective that contributes to the making of meaningful places for clients and communities.