Wilson Kessel




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Wilson plays bass guitar, and likes to ride his motorcycle and bicycle. Born and raised in Chattanooga, he’s witnessed the city’s transformation and is passionate about its redevelopment. Having worked with HK since 2014, his favorite HK project is still The Wheelhouse, and appreciates having the opportunity 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. Wilson has won an honorable mention in HMMD© Architecture Competitions’ Triple Bridge Competition, partnered with (now coworker) Sherif.

1216 East Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408

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