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Experienced and Skilled Leadership

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Robert H. Kennedy, Jr.
Founding Partner / Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Kennedy is one of the three original founders of GMK Associates, playing a truly integral role since 1966. His attention to detail and creative designs have made GMK one of the most successful architectural firms in the Southeast. Throughout his career with GMK, Mr. Kennedy has designed several iconic and award-winning structures within the capital city, including the Koger Center for the Arts, the Richland County Judicial Center, and the original College of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. He has further completed designs for dozens of other educational, institutional, and government clients. He continues to serve the company using a hands-on approach to design and has extensive historic renovation and existing facility upfit experience. Mr. Kennedy has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Clemson University and attended Academia di Belle Arte in Florence, Italy. In addition to his architectural design strength, Robert is an exceptionally talented, active artist whose work is frequently on display throughout the Midlands.

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