Since founding her firm, Kenne Shepherd has established a reputation as a highly skilled architect and interior designer 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 by designing projects that are of the highest quality and integrity and that demonstrate sensitivity and respect for her clients’ budget. Her articles on innovative design trends have appeared in Real Estate Weekly, New York Real Estate Journal, and Mann Report Residential.
Kenne Shepherd is an architect and a LEED-accredited professional, licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Commercial Real Estate Women of New York (CREW New York) where she served on the Board for 8 years as a Committee Chair and was the Co-Chair of the 40th Anniversary Gala Committee in 2018.
Kenne Shepherd was recognized by the Mann Charitable Foundation as one of their “Leading Ladies Honorees” in 2019. She was the recipient of CREW New York’s 2018 Impact Award for Career Advancement for Women and inducted into Real Estate Forum’s 2018 Women of Influence Hall of Fame. Sokol Media honored her as one of the Top Women in Real Estate 2016.
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 clients’ identity and lifestyle and embody it in a sophisticated environment that is healthy, sustainable, cost-effective, distinct in its character, and of the highest integrity and quality.
Founded in 1993, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC (KSI) is a New York-based woman-owned Interior Architectural design firm and a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). 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.
Recognized by Display & Design Ideas magazine as one of today’s top 100 design firms, KSI’s designs have appeared extensively in publications, including Interior Design, VM+SD, Display & Design Ideas, Shops & Boutiques, and Stores of the Year.
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
25 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 luxurious 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 satisfaction of the good life, they anticipate changes in tastes and desires – and always satisfy.
With every luxury retail project, our first step is to immerse ourselves in our clients’ 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 their brand as a seamless, three-dimensional space – a dynamic, changing environment where the consumer enters our clients’ world in a dramatic, unmistakable way.
Today’s consumers and clients have embraced sustainable design and wellness. Our knowledge and experience with the principles of green-design and wellness-design gives our clients the option of having a healthy environment that is environmentally responsible. We understand the importance of LEED and the WELL Building Standard in creating environments that promote the health and wellbeing of the occupant while ensuring a sustainable future.