JENELLE KUEHNE

Neighboring Concepts

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

A collaborative, genuine team that supports one other. I thrive in environments that practice honesty, trust, grace, and positivity. Being around clients, teammates and consultants that live and breathe these values inspires me to be my best self.

JENELLE KUEHNE

Bio:

Jenelle got her start in Ohio, where she attended Kent State University and obtained a B-Arts degree in Interior Design and a B-Science in Architecture. While studying interiors at Kent, Jenelle spent a semester living in Florence, Italy and traveling Europe. After graduation, she relocated to Charlotte to start her design career. Jenelle is passionate about learning what clients see in the future for their environment and then translating that into a space unique to them and the end users.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

From a young age, I always was sketching or painting the world around me, and always loved rearranging my room. Being from a very small town in Ohio, I was intrigued by large/unique buildings - I felt called to pursue design as my career.

What do you do?

I wear many hats. With degrees and experience in both Interiors and Architecture, I flex between the A + ID teams depending on project type/needs, serve as a mentor for high school kids in the area, and lead office culture efforts for our firm.

What excites you in the work you do?

I get excited about bringing our clients dreams to life, and impacting the community in a positive way. It is such a rewarding experience to see how happy a client is when their project is completed and they can move into their new space.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

A collaborative, genuine team that supports one other. I thrive in environments that practice honesty, trust, grace, and positivity. Being around clients, teammates and consultants that live and breathe these values inspires me to be my best self.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Becoming a licensed architect! This has always been the ultimate goal of mine, and I was able to achieve my credentialing despite some really tough curve balls life was throwing at me.

Featured Project Name: 

Howard Levine Child Development Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

North Carolina

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

December 2018

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Interior Designer + Project Coordinator

 

Featured Project Description:

With a focus on educational excellence, child discovery, vibrant spaces, and sustainability, the HLCDC aimed to keep classes small + was designed to achieve the highest child care rating given by the state of NC. The building has classrooms for children from infancy - 4 yrs of age, along with a central play space, family resources, offices + a small kitchen. Each class has direct access to the outdoor area that wraps the site. It features trike trails, a variety of vegetation + raised gardens.

Photography Credit:

snapWerx