Kerry finds purpose in designing spaces that welcome everyone, providing safety, dignity, and joy to those who inhabit them.
Kerry joined Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA) in 2017 as an intern through the Professional Residency Program at the University of Texas, and he joined the studio as a Project Architect in 2021. Kerry graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with a Bachelor of Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering with a focus in Construction Engineering and Project Management, and a business minor. His experience with the firm includes a wide range of project types, including educational, corporate and residential.
With WKA, Kerry has worked on Art in Motion, a creative arts school located in Chicago’s South Shore, and on a new entry and plaza for The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the suburb of Des Plaines. He is also working on a new residence in Park Ridge.
Before joining Wheeler Kearns, Kerry worked for firms around the country where he gained experience in corporate interiors, educational environments, biotech office and lab development, health-care and urban planning.
Kerry is a registered architect in Wisconsin and a member of the AIA. As a queer architect, Kerry is actively involved in the AIA Chicago LGBTQ+ Alliance, an organization connecting and empowering queer professionals in the field.
Kerry resides in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood and loves running, happy hours, and spending time on the water with friends and family..