Joe Kennedy

Joseph Kennedy is an architectural designer, writer, artist and filmmaker who specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development. After many years of teaching sustainable building techniques in Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and South America, he now teaches architecture at NewSchool of Architecture & Design. Joe is a co-founder of the organization Builders Without Borders, and international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of local, affordable materials in construction. Widely published in journals, proceedings and books, he also co-edited The Art of Natural Building, now in its greatly expanded second edition.

Joe is currently working on a teacher training facility in Nepal with his students. The undergraduate architecture students created conceptual renderings of a shiva/community center to be be built in Nepal to help the Nepalese learn how to rebuild to more durable standards after last year’s devastating earthquake. Learn more about the project through an “Student Project to Help Rebuild Nepal” in the San Diego Union Tribune.