Green Festival Speakers

Joe Kennedy


Joe Kennedy, designer and natural builder, has been involved in ecological design and construction for over twenty years.  Joe cofounded and directed Builders Without Borders, an international organization of natural builders and architects who help villagers worldwide design and build their own low-cost, earth-friendly housing. He studied at University of California at Berkeley and the Southern California Institute of Architecture with an additional degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.  Joe’s concentration on natural building design and its ecological, political and social effects have involved him with innovative projects around the globe that have expanded the boundaries of ecological architecture. Joe co-designed a space station habitatability module for NASA, and is currently designing a Children’s Village for NextAid and Youth With a Vision in Dennilton, South Africa.