Philip S. Kennedy-Grant, FAIA
Mr. Kennedy-Grant graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He attended the University of Notre Dame, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the School of Architecture. He is an NCARB-certified architect and is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia. He is also a licensed planner in New Jersey, and has been a lecturer at the School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Mr. Kennedy-Grant has practiced architecture in New Jersey since 1979, as a staff member, associate, and partner in two other firms before opening his own firm in 1988. He has comprehensive experience in commercial, institutional, and residential projects throughout New Jersey and New York. Mr. Kennedy-Grant has extensive experience working with historic buildings. His firm is noted for its design sensitivity to both existing landscape and structures.
Mr. Kennedy-Grant is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects; a member of the AIA Committee on Design, the New Jersey Society of Architects, the Newark and Suburban AIA, and The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America. He is co-author and editor of AIA New Jersey Guidebook:150 Best Buildings and Places. As a member of the Board of Trustees of The Center for Contemporary Art, he initiated and conducted the international competition and exhibit, "Art in Architecture," in 2010. He was Chairman of the Bernardsville Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (2002-2009), and Co-Chairman of the Design Review Committee of the Bernardsville Business District Corporation. He was Chairman (1984-1993) of the Editorial Board of Architecture New Jersey magazine, Chairman of the Design Arts Advisory Panel for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and is Past President of The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills. He has written extensively for Architecture New Jersey, as well as for Architectural Record, Architecture, and Texas Architect.
Mr. Kennedy-Grant's projects have been featured in House Beautiful, Architecture New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Life, Garden State Home and Garden, Omnibus, New Jersey Goodlife, Somerset Magazine, Clem Labine's Period Homes, and Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival magazines. His Lake House was included in On the Porch, published by The Taunton Press, and Littlepond and Residential Natatorium are featured in The Vintage House: A Guide to Successful Renovations and Additions, to be published by W. W. Norton in June 2011.
Mr. Kennedy-Grant has been honored for the design excellence of his work since the inception of his practice. He has received twenty-eight awards for projects ranging from residences to renovations of historic structures. His work has been commended by the American Institute of Architects, Downtown New Jersey, Somerset County Planning Board, and The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills.