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The Principal

Philip S. Kennedy-Grant, AIA

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, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. 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 member of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Committee on Design, the New Jersey Society of Architects, the Newark and Suburban AIA, The Institute for Traditional Architecture, The Institute for Classical Architecture, and the Congress for New Urbanism. He is Chairman of the Bernardsville Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, 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. His projects have been featured in House Beautiful, Architecture New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Life, Garden State Home and Garden, Omnibus, and New Jersey Goodlife magazines.

In 2006, Somerset Magazine and Clem Labine’s Period Homes featured his designs, and New Jersey Life published his design tips. In 2007, Lake House was included in On the Porch, published by The Taunton Press, and The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills recognized two projects for historic preservation: The Old Library in Bernardsville (for renovation), and the Base Camp Outfitters Building in Basking Ridge (for new construction in historic downtown). Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival will feature a new house, garden, and outbuildings in the Craftsman spirit in its fall 2008 issue.