Harry C. Kendall, AIA, BA 1978

*New York*

Harry Kendall co-founded BKSK Architects in 1985 with Stephen Byrns and George Schieferdecker, both former classmates from Columbia University. Since that time he has served as partner-in-charge of business development as well as the firm’s public liaison for projects requiring complex regulatory approvals.

Kendall has led design of some of BKSK’s largest projects in landmark districts, including New York’s Fischer Mills Building and 124 Hudson Street Condominiums, both of which were lauded by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Other projects range from the Duane Park Building and Church Street School to facilities for The American Academy of Rome and the Rod Rogers Dance Studio.

Kendall’s work for the firm is frequently informed by his work as an educator and historian. Since 1985 he has served as an adjunct professor of architecture in Columbia’s graduate Historic Preservation program, where he teaches “Design Principles for Preservation.” He also lectures widely on the topic of adaptive re-use and new buildings/additions in landmark districts.

Kendall received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia in 1981 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Washington University in 1976. He attended Hampshire College from 1971-1973. His wife, Joan Krevlin, BA75/MArch78, also is a partner at BKSK. She received the School of Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.