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KEVIN SNEED

OTJ Architects
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - WASHINGTON DC Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being able to create an interior workplace environment that stimulates the clients I serve. Also educating the new generation of Architects and Interior Designers in the architectural industry.

KEVIN SNEED

Bio:

The great architect, Kevin Sneed is a registered Architect with 30+ years of experience. His vast portfolio includes full-service architectural and interior design for large-scale clients consisting of corporations, associations, law offices, tech firms, healthcare clients, and government agencies. His career in architecture is a testament to his fervent involvement in a practice that extends beyond its intended boundaries, elevating his work in practice management through leadership, empowerment and public service.

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

When I was 8 years old, an Architect provided us with his “tools of the trade” during a career day at school. I was so fascinated with the Architect’s responsibilities and design skills that it created my love for the built environment.

What do you do?

My responsibilities entail leading and managing architecture projects. Drawing from my core-and-shell background, I also offer my expertise and experience in building code, construction administration, and design.

What excites you in the work you do?

Community government in the field of architecture. Becoming the “Citizen Architect” that would make my family and peers gratified.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being able to create an interior workplace environment that stimulates the clients I serve. Also educating the new generation of Architects and Interior Designers in the architectural industry.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

In the built environment, completing the American Legacy Foundation project. Professionally, receiving the 2004 AIA National Young Architects Award, and being elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2017.

 

Object:

Object Two - Practice Management, or Practice Technical Advancement

 

Year of Elevation: 

2017

Featured Project Name: 

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, D.C.

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager/Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) is a leading legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education. Its mission was propelled by developing solutions to celebrate the storied heritage of this lauded non-profit, while looking to the future of a premier legal practice. Brand and graphic elements were created to pay homage to LDF’s history, positioned at critical locations to enhance the space and convey the client’s message with impact

Photography Credit:

Trent Bell