Joseph Kennedy

Joseph Kennedy

San Francisco, CA, US



Joe Kennedy is a designer working in the San Francisco office of Snohetta. Previously, he spent a year in Norway on a Fulbright research fellowship while helping teach a design build studio at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He has worked for firms from New York to Taipei and completed projects in Europe, South America and Africa while receiving awards and grants to travel and exhibit internationally.


Joseph's Featured Articles on Archinect

Digital Library, Analog Building: The Story of Rand Hall (Chapter 3), Tue, Mar 6 '18

Chapter 3: First Action First Renovation Non load-bearing partitions were added between the columns to create spaces for offices and seminar rooms on the east side of the second floor of Rand Hall in 1952. Earlier that year, Buckminster Fuller built a twenty foot diameter geodesic dome with ...

Digital Library, Analog Building: The Story of Rand Hall (Chapter 3)

Digital Library, Analog Building: The Story of Rand Hall (Chapter 2), Tue, Jan 16 '18

Chapter 2: Inciting Incident, Inciting Building Before the construction of Rand Hall, Andrew Dickson White, the first president of Cornell University, gifted his architectural library to establish the Department of Architecture in 1876. That same year the American Library Association was formed ...

Digital Library, Analog Building: The Story of Rand Hall (Chapter 2)


Snøhetta, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Dec 2017 - current

Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, NO, Teaching Associate

Taught fundamentals of design and construction in the SCS design build master studio for Professor Christian Hermansen and Professor Solveig Sandness with projects in the Galapagos Islands and Kenya built by students at full scale.

Aug 2016 - Jun 2017

Miniwiz, Taipei, TW, Architectural Engineer

Responsible for initiating and developing architectural, interior, furniture projects using recycled materials and rapidly assembled components with multiple projects constructed throughout Italy.

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016

Only If -, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Responsible for the schematic design of a luxury apartment and a fashion office in NYC while assisting with a single family residential prototype.

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014

Cornell University, Material Practice Facilities, Ithaca, NY, US, Tech Assistant

Responsible for teaching safety training to incoming students, maintaining equipment in the wood and metal shops, and programming laser cutter, 3D printer, and CNC machines.

Feb 2011 - May 2013

CODA, Ithaca, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Responsible for conceptual design and prototyping of the MOMA PS1 YAP Pavilion, Party Wall, built in the summer of 2013.

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, 5 year Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015


LA+ Island Competition, Honorable Mention

Proposal to reconcile tourism and conservation in the Galapagos Islands by creating additional agricultural land through volcanic terraforming.


Eidlitz Fellowship, Grant

Recipient of a research grant to travel across the US and Canada by train to study infrastructure and urbanism along the national border with Sonny Xu.


Fulbright Research Fellowship, Grant

Recipient of a year long research grant to Norway to design a prototype compact mobile structure that responds to environmental conditions based off a series of traditional Nordic architectural types and contemporary American shelters.


Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal, Award

Awarded to a thesis project of exceptional merit in the Cornell undergraduate architecture program.


1407 Broadway Competition, 1st Place

First place proposal for the future of the workplace in a digital environment. Collaboration with Caio Barboza and Nat Kwee.


Matter Better Typhoon Class Submarine Competition, Honorable Mention

Proposal to repurpose the fuselage of a former Cold War submarine as a series of water towers for desalination on the Red Sea.


Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, Grant

Grant to design and fabricate an installation investigating nanotechnology within the scalar perception of the thickness and texture of plain paper. Collaboration with Caio Barboza and Sonny Xu.


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