Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

Charlotte, NC, US



Kevin Kennedy AIA, founding partner of Cluck, formed the company in 2004. Kevin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and has been practicing architecture and design for over 12 years.

With projects ranging from furniture to full scale urban planning, Kevin’s deliberate approach to design consistently renders beautiful and functional results, regardless of scale or scope. His work has been published and has received numerous design awards.

As a lead designer and project architect for Shook Kelley for over 10 years, Kevin gained experience in many areas including furniture design, retail and storefront design, corporate office, mixed use, and urban planning.


Kevin is a licensed architect, and has been a Guest Professor at UNCC, teaching design and methods of digital representation. He also frequently lectures and critiques student work.

In addition to design, Kevin founded "The Spoke Easy", a full service bicycle shop that focuses on commuters and custom builds. The Spoke Easy's goal is to bring the joy back into cycling, one custom bicycle at a time.



The Spoke Easy, by Simplecraft, Charlotte, NC, US, Owner / Store Manager

Feb 2008 - current

Cluck Design Collaborative, Charlotte, NC, US, Founding Principal

Jan 2005 - current

Shook Kelley, Charlotte, NC, US, Perception Designer: Specialty Architecture

May 1994 - Nov 2004


University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1996 - May 1997

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 1990 - May 1996


AIA Charlotte Honor Award - Atypic, Award

Cluck Design Collaborative


AIA / Business Journal Bottom Line Award - Hearst Plaza, Award

(while at Shook Kelley)


AIA Charlotte Honor Award - Chiron America, Award

(while at Shook Kelley)


AIA Charlotte Honor Award - Shook Kelley Charlotte Office, Award

(while at Shook Kelley)


AIA Charlotte Honor Award (Unbuilt) - Chiron America, Award

(while at Shook Kelley)


AIA Charlotte Honor Award - Cornelius Town Center, Award

(while at Shook Kelley)


UNCC Computer Graphics Prize, Award


CSI Fifth Year Honor Fellowship - UNCC, Scholarship


Emerging Leader Award - Shook Kelley (Shook Design Group), Award


Areas of Specialization