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Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC (KSI) is a New York based, woman-owned Interior Architectural design firm. KSI is known for creating customized interiors that refine and express the client’s unique vision, values and mission into sophisticated, contemporary environments. Combining a passion for design, extensive experience in the construction process and an in-depth understanding of branding and marketing, we take the client from initial concept to the completion of an efficient, memorable interior.

We orchestrate a seamless integration of architecture and interior design. Our full service firm responds to the unique character and needs of our clients, designing spaces that express their essence.


We had a combination interior decoration and infrastructure project; furniture, carpets, wall treatments and window treatments; custom closets, book cases and radiator covers; and total renovation of kitchen and bath rooms. Because Firm owner is also an architect, she designed construction work and found and supervised the general contractor. Project came in on time and on budget. All work was of top quality. Not only impressed all of our friends; but as we live in a co-op also received positive reviews from building staff on Firm’s professionalism.

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As architects and interior designers, we believe in the power of design to affect and improve the daily lives of our clients and that every project has a significant and profound impact on the quality of their lives and the environment at large.

Whether we are designing a new retail store, corporate office, or private residence, we immerse ourselves in all aspects of the challenge – structure, space, program and image – to create an integrated system of form and expression. We think holistically to embrace our client’s identity and lifestyle and embody it in a sophisticated environment that is sustainable, cost conscious, distinct in its character and of the highest integrity and quality.


Founded in 1993, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC (KSI) is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). Since founding her firm, Kenne Shepherd has established a reputation as a highly skilled architect known for creating compelling spaces notable for their classic contemporary look, refined detailing and use of quality materials. Kenne Shepherd has demonstrated her ability time and again with projects that are of the highest quality and integrity and that demonstrate sensitivity and respect for her clients’ budget.

Recognized by Display & Design Ideas magazine as one of today’s top 100 design firms, Kenne Shepherd’s designs have appeared extensively in publications, including Interior Design, VM+SD, Display & Design Ideas, Shops & Boutiques, and Stores of the Year and her articles on innovative design trends have appeared in Real Estate Weekly and New York Real Estate Journal.

Kenne Shepherd is an architect and a LEED-accredited professional, licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Nevada. She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter, the U.S. Green Building Council, The Retail Marketing Society, and serves on the Board of Commercial Real Estate Women New York (CREW New York) as CREW Network and Member Recognition Chair and is Co-Chair of the 2016 Convention Marketing Committee. She also serves on CREW Network’s national Communication Committee.

Design – good design –
has the power to change
our lives for the better.

I am as passionate
about exploring the
power of design,
its methods & technologies,
to improve our daily experience
as when I started my firm
23 years ago.

Kenne Shepherd, AIA


Modern, clean, and sophisticated, Kenne Shepherd’s aesthetic employs all the tools of contemporary design to memorable effect. They range from rich colors, sophisticated materials, custom furniture and fixtures to the latest communications technology, lighting innovations and construction methods. The luxury spaces that result are complex in their imagery, layered with meaning and rich with information. These are highly detailed environments that elicit eager exploration and a noticeable buzz. Embodiments of style and the satisfactions of the good life, they anticipate changes in tastes and desires – and always satisfy.


With every luxury commercial project our first step is to immerse ourselves in the client’s brand. We analyze their merchandise and existing locations and their PR, advertising, corporate information and coverage in the media. And we get to know their customers’ lifestyles, preferences and what they look for in a retail / lifestyle experience. We offer the brand as a seamless, fully three-dimensional space – a dynamic, changing environment where the consumer enters the client’s world in a dramatic, unmistakable way.

Green Design

Today’s luxury consumers and clients are embracing sustainable design. Our exploration of green principles and products gives our clients the option of a high-end environment that’s also environmentally responsible. We are fully knowledgeable in LEED measures and requirements, important if the client wants to win sustainable credentials for the space.

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