Kenner is a leader in both the architecture and urban design practices of Waggonner & Ball and brings a specialized knowledge of building science and environmental design to the firm. A native of Shreveport, Kenner first joined the firm in 2010 and was a co-designer on many of the firm’s award winning projects. He returned in 2020 to help lead the firm’s commitment to sustainable and resilient design. In rejoining the firm, he provides guidance on state-of-the-art practices in environmental building design, and he is responsible for technical design aspects of projects, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of the most effective sustainable design solutions.
Kenner has extensive experience studying and working abroad and collaborating with international partners. Committed to education, he has been a guest critic at a number of universities as well as authored and presented academic papers for peer-review. For his scholarship, he was awarded the inaugural Aga Khan Program Research Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he graduated with commendation.
Prior to first joining Waggonner & Ball in 2010, Kenner worked for landscape architecture firm Turenscape in Beijing. And before returning to the firm in 2020, Kenner was an architect with Studio Gang Architects and a graduate building performance specialist with Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill in Chicago.