John Kershner

John Kershner

Knoxville, MD, US



Born and raised near Frederick, Maryland, I grew up a diehard Baltimore Orioles fan. My passion for Architecture began early when my family would take road trips across the U.S. and I’d spot a stadium here or skyscraper there. After working in Chicago for nearly 10 years, I was excited to move back to the area to be near family. I spend much of my free time enjoying the outdoors while camping, hiking and traveling.


Zephyr Fields, Knoxville, MD, US, Owner

Operated a sustainable vegetable market farm that provided fresh produce to 2 weekly markets as well as a 15-family Community Supported Agriculture program

Mar 2010 - Oct 2013

Pappageorge Haymes Partners, Chicago, IL, US, Senior Project Architect

•Prepare information regarding design, specifications, materials and equipment
•Direct the production of construction documents, drawings and specifications
•Review architectural documents for potential conflict with other disciplines
•Generally act as the leading individual contributor and coordinator of design
•Represent client through entire project duration across all disciplines
•Built CAD drawings based on information provided by clients and consultants
•Produced schematic design documents
•Constructed marketing materials

Jul 2000 - Jan 2009

Kil Architecture & Planning, South Bend, IN, US, Graduate Architect Intern

•Schematic design
•Design development
•Contract documents
•Project management for a variety of small commercial, residential and Historic Preservation Projects

Aug 1998 - Jun 2000


Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 1994 - May 1999

Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN, US, Pre-Architecture

Aug 1992 - May 1994


2008 Chicago Landmark Award, Award

Preservation Excellence-Adaptive Reuse and Exterior/Interior Rehabilitation


Areas of Specialization