Gary Kennedy originally trained as a civil engineer and later in Interiors. He is a graduate of the RCA's Architecture & Interiors MA and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design- both leading design institutions. He is a passionate and committed design practitioner with extensive experience within the creative industries. He is co-founder of the Architectural practice, Kennedy Twaddle, www.kennedytwaddle.com which was established in London in 2000 and has set up a Dundee branch of the practice in 2009.
In a highly competitive London design scene, Gary and Kennedy Twaddle have been the focus of a substantial article in Blueprint, (May 2008) that acknowledges the practice as amongst the leading young design groups in the UK. They have also been featured in the book 'Architects Sketchbooks' (2011) along with Sir Norman Foster and Wil Alsop pubished by Thames and Hudson. Gary worked for Tom Dixon and was tutored at the RCA by Nigel Coates, Zaha Hadid, David Adjaye, Eva Jiricna, Alex De Rijke (dRMM), Urban Salon, Muf Architects, FAT Architects and Ron Arad.
He has an extensive background in the creative industries across a range of disciplines achieved over a sixteen year period in designing built and virtual environments from interior design, architecture, film making, furniture design, to drawing and painting. Gary and Kennedy Twaddle are recognised for the very distinctive position they occupy as talented Interior graduates competing with architectural practices, and is a very productive studio with an exciting folio of projects.
Gary has made a valuable contribution to the Design + Craft restructuring proposal. Gary is an author in the GIDE, the Group for International Design Education publication, 'Design for Innovative Communities' book, (published by Maggioli Editore and Politecnico di Milano), and recently co-authored a paper at the Interior Futures 11 Conference at University of Northumbria on domestic technology and utopias. This will for part of Interior Directives published by Libri in 2012.
GIDE (Group for International Design Education),
'2009/10_Design for innovative Communities' book publication.
Editors Professor Davide Fassi & Dr Agnese Rebagio
Pub by Maggioli \Editore
Gary's paper can be located on pages 89-100. Through GIDE Gary plays a leading role in the strategy of international interior design education.
This book also features contributions by Prof Luciano Crespi along with text and projects from all the GIDE members: Politecnico Di Milano, Italy; SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland; University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany; Leeds College of Art , England; Academy of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Lessius Mechelen University College - design & technology department, Belgium.
Interior Futures 11 Conference
Gary has co-authored a paper at the University of Northumbria on domestic technology and utopias. This will for part of Interior Directives published by Libri in 2012.
Research work ongoing with kennedytwaddle architectural design;
1. Interactive Urban Fabric.
A series of digital and spatial interventions in London for 'Transport for London' considering building skins.
2. Quarter House Community. Northamptonshire.
Low cost modular catalogue housing for less than £100K.