Wilson Kessel




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Wilson skateboards, rides motorcycles and can even ride a unicycle. Born and raised in Chattanooga, he’s witnessed the city’s transformation and is passionate about its redevelopment. To date, his favorite HK project has been The Wheelhouse—he loves going to work in a space he helped design. Prior to working with HK, Wilson attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s College of Architecture + Design. He took a semester abroad at Aalto University in Helsinki, where he gained a deep appreciation for Finnish woodworking. In his final year at UTK, Wilson co-developed a sustainable building method using undried Appalachian oak, upcycled from pallets. The project won the EPA’s People, Prosperity & the Planet (P3) Competition.