Discipline: Architecture

John Keenen

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001, 2003

John Keenen is a renowned architect born in 1957. He received his B.A. in history and art history from Georgetown University and his master’s of architecture from Columbia University. He co-founded K/R architecture in 1984 with Terence Riley and has acted as a co-director ever since. K/R is a knowledge and creativity-based architecture and design firm with offices in both New York and Miami. Keenen has made several lasting contributions to architecture, master planning, urban design, interior design, museum planning, exhibition design, sustainability, and education. He is also the author of the book Tony Smith: Architect, Painter, Sculptor and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.



John Keenen worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio (as it was originally named) was converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, and originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to…

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