-               Master of Landscape Architecture

                University of Virginia, Virginia, 1996


-               Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

                Bachelor of Arts, Political and Social Thought

                University of Virginia, Virginia, 1986


Professional Affiliations:

-               American Society of Landscape Architects, Member

-               The Congress for the New Urbanism, Member

-               VA Licensed Landscape Architect, Member

-               UVA School of Architecture, Adjunct Faculty

                “Introduction to Urban Design”

-               Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook, Technical Advisory Committee 

-               Water Environment Research Foundation, Expert Panelist

                “Successful Integration of Stormwater BMPs into the Urban Landscape”


kennon williams, ASLA

Kennon Williams is the principal of Kennon Williams Landscape Studio (KWLS), a Landscape Architecture firm located in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has worked in the field of landscape architecture since 1996 with a particular focus on the integration of site design, aesthetics, and environmental responsibility and has lectured widely and served on state and national panels related to these topics.

Prior to starting his own firm, he worked at several firms noted for their commitment to design excellence and environmental responsibility including Wenk Associates, Biohabitats, and 12 years at Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW) where he was a Senior Designer and Project Manager. He has led a wide range of award-winning landscape projects in this country and abroad that have integrated urban design, infrastructure, and sustainable principles. He has extensive experience in urban and community-scale design and has participated in design charrettes and planning in diverse locales such as Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon, Florida Panhandle, Amsterdam, and Moscow.

He has experience in leading successful projects through all stages of design, from the master plan phase through to construction administration. Some of these projects are in historic areas and have been recognized for innovative combinations of context sensitive design and environmental stewardship such as The Dell at the University of Virginia and the Riverfront Park in Lynchburg, Virginia.

In addition to running KWLS, Kennon also teaches Urban Design at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and is a frequent participant in class reviews in the Landscape and Planning Departments.


Project Experience:

-               Riverfront Park, Lynchburg, VA (with NBW)

-               Canal Park, Lynchburg, VA

-               Science Museum Master Plan Charrette, Richmond, VA (with 3 North)

-               Nexton New Town, Summerville, SC

-               Liberty University Master Plan, Lynchburg, VA (with VMDO Architects)

-               McIntire Botanical Garden Master Plan, Charlottesville, VA

-               Rivers Edge Sustainable Community, Charlottesville, VA

-               Buckingham Branch Railroad Headquarters, Dillwyn, VA

-               Park 20/20, Schiphol, The Netherlands (with McDonough and Partners)

-               Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA (with NBW)

-               WaterColor New Town, Walton County, FL (with NBW)

-               Orchard Downs, Urbana-Champagne, IL (with NBW)

-               The Dell, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (with NBW)

-               ATD Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Mount Pleasant, SC (with NBW)

-               Reston Heights Urban Master Plan, Reston, VA (with NBW)

-               Eurasia Troitsk New Town Master Plan, Moscow, Russia (with Cooper Robertson)

-               George Mason University North Campus Master Plan, Fairfax, VA (with NBW)

-               White Flint Market Urban Town Center, Bethesda, MD (with NBW)