- Master of Arts in International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
- Master of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
- Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, UC Berkeley
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, an 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. In 2013, Joe presented at the Earth USA 2013 on the topic “Challenges and Opportunities for Earthbuilding in South Africa”. In August 2013, Joe completed his first juried show at Art Walk as part of the Point Loma Artists Association.