Bachelor of Science in Design, Architecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (1995) - AIA Award for Design Excellence, 1993-1994, 1994-1995 | Pella Design Award | Magna Cum Laude
Master of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, NY (2001) - Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize | Honors for Excellence in Design | Leopold Schepp Scholar
Keith Kaseman is a designer, advanced production strategist and architectural educator. As Partner of KBAS, a spatial design practice launched in 2002 with Julie Beckman upon having their competition entry selected for the Pentagon Memorial (2002-2008), Keith continues to lead the digitally agile office through a diverse array of work, consistently achieving high levels of material and geometric precision across multiple scopes and scales of deployment. Among other awards, KBAS received a 2006 Young Architect Award from the Architecture League, NY, and the 2012 National Award for Service from the American Institute for Architects.
Keith has been a design educator since 2004, having held simultaneous appointments at the University of Pennsylvania PennDesign (2004 - 2013) and Columbia University GSAPP (2005 - 2014), and is currently on the faculty at University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture and Design (2014 - present). Driven to explore unique spatial potentials embedded within complex urban conditions throughout his research, Keith’s experimental studios have operated within cities including New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Prague, Philadelphia, and, most notably, Rio de Janeiro (2009 - 2014).
Keith joined Georgia Tech as a visiting faculty member in 2016 and is now embedded in the School of Architecture as Assistant Professor. With both his research and coursework spanning a wide spectrum of advanced design and production workflows, Keith is also the Director of the newly formulated Master of Science in Architecture | Advanced Production concentration.
2012 American Institute of Architects, National Medal of Service
2011 Design-Build Institute of America, Design-Build Excellence Award
2008 McGraw Hill Construction Magazine (Park/Site/Landscaping), Project of the Year
2008 American Council of Engineering Companies, National Honor Award
2008 Illumination Engineering Society of N. America, Philament Award