Kelsey comes to us from Asheville, North Carolina with a background in both urban design and planning. She has experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors and has conducted professional and graduate research on affordable housing, sustainable development, and creative placemaking. Her lifelong love for community and the arts has led to a passion for creating vibrant public spaces that strengthen local identity, improve public health, and enhance citizen’s relationships with their city and with each other.
After living in many cities in the U.S. and abroad, and traveling extensively, Kelsey offers a global perspective when it comes to community design. At Code Studio, her artistic background helps ensure that every project is presented in a clear and polished format. Her experience working on comprehensive plans and form-based codes makes her a valuable addition to our team.
Kelsey has a Master of Urban Design from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University.
Last book read?
“Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan
Cat or dog person?
Favorite 90’s jam?
“Daughter” by Pearl Jam
Peter Pan or Captain Hook?
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