As an architect and engineer, Kevin Schorn has employed technical skill and aesthetic sensitivity to help create some of the most important and acclaimed buildings in the world. Prior to founding the design firm, he was a critical leader on Renzo Piano’s team for some of the firm’s historic projects, including the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines.
Kevin has taught at the Yale School of Architecture, served as a critic at the Princeton University School of Architecture and University of North Carolina School of Architecture, and lectured at Iowa State University College of Design. Currently he teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Kevin sat on the jury for the national AIA “COTE Top Ten” awards in 2018 and for the Structural Engineers Association of NY “Excellence in Structural Engineering” awards in 2022. Kevin has also presented at various trade conferences in New York and Los Angeles.
Before joining Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Kevin worked at the industry-leading façade consulting firm Front Inc, in New York, and as a structural engineer in Ontario, Canada.
Kevin has earned master’s degrees in structural engineering (University of Waterloo) and architecture (University of Toronto) and is both a registered engineer and architect.