Harry Kendall


Harry Kendall’s experience bridges the theoretical and the technical, with a fundamental dedication to the intricate stories of the built environment. He believes in architecture and its potential to provide long-lasting societal value, and embraces opportunities for BKSK’s work to contribute toward the common good.

As BKSK’s lead partner in business development, Harry is deeply invested in the firm’s diverse relationships, and brings equal enthusiasm to the design process. Firmwide, he serves as roving critic and in-house zoning advisor, so his insights are embedded in all BKSK projects. In particular, he is a shrewd assessor of a building’s merit, within its immediate context and within the continuum of architectural history.

Both inside the office and out, Harry is actively engaged in the historic and cultural fabric of New York City and the larger surrounding region: as an adjunct professor in Columbia’s Department of Historic Preservation, as a Board member for the Church Street School for Music and Art, and as a member of the Advisory Board for Historic Hudson. As a student during Hampshire College’s formative days, Harry fell in love with the entire field of design, consequently going on to earn a BA in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis (of which he is a Distinguished Alumnus) and an MArch from Columbia University.