Sheila Kennedy is a founding Principal of Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA), an interdisciplinary design practice that explores architecture, digital technology and emerging public needs. Her projects in Brazil, France, Germany, Africa, China, and the United States include notable building commissions with leading research universities, sustainable waterfront design projects, carbon neutral housing, and global initiatives for portable clean energy and lighting.
Kennedy's work has been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the International Rotterdam Biennale, the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and MOMA.
Sheila Kennedy received bachelor degrees in history, philosophy, and literature from the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. She studied architecture at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and received the Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
She has taught at Harvard Graduate School of Design and is currently Professor of the Practice of Architecture at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The title of her lecture is "MIX, MIX, MAC, MIN. KVA work and reflection on the 'new' materialism." It is free and open to the public.