Alumni Profile: Kenneth Brown
Kenneth Brown Design
Los Angeles, CA
Provide an educational background including professional experience.
Bachelor of Interior Design from LSU. (1995)
Semester of studies at Manchester University in England.
Why did you choose LSU for your education?
I am a homegrown Baton Rouge boy at heart. LSU has always been in my blood.
How did your LSU degree help to prepare you for your profession?
LSU gave me a well-rounded education that prepared me for the business side of Interior Design as well as the creative side of Design.
What current or past research and projects/exhibitions have you done?
Worked for large design ﬁrm in LA – ArcForm (focused on Hospitality design).
Established Kenneth Brown Design. (1997)
Since its inception, I have completed numerous residential design projects including many celebrities (unable to mention big names due to conﬁdentiality clauses).
Expanded design ﬁrm (2000) to include commercial work and completed designs for Wells Fargo Corporate ofﬁces in Los Angeles and San Francisco; Crew Creative Advertis- ing Ofﬁces in Hollywood; and Medical Ofﬁces for Dr. Patricia Milkne.
Expanded design ﬁrm (2002) to work with Real Estate Developers on large scale residen- tial projects including The Lofts at Melrose Place; Laurel Court Lofts; Hollywood and Vine Lofts; Sail House Lofts; and Flower Street Lofts.
Offered my own Television show on HGTV. (2004) The show, reDesign with Kenneth Brown is now running in ﬁrst season every Thursday night 8:30PM – check local listings to con- ﬁrm. Completed 26 episodes, which focus on my design process with homeowners who face unique challenges.
Participate in speaking engagements and presentations for publications such as House Beautiful and Western Interiors, as well as upcoming events for Oprah Winfrey’s ”Live Your Best Life Tour.”
Wrapping up post production requirements for my ﬁrst season of reDesign and starting a second season. (2005)
In development process for my own line of furnishings, home accessories, and paint. (2005) Commercial design work – The design of a new bar named BarCode in Hollywood — an upscale lounge set to open in late summer 2005.
Residential design work – A 7,000 sq foot home in Little Rock Ark.; A ground up project in Malibu, Ca.; A 4,000 sq foot loft in New York City for a celebrity (sorry, the clause ap- plies here too).
Please list any awards or special recognition that you have received.
The gold nugget award from Builder Magazine and the Premiere Building show for best renovated, restored single family home in 2002.
Published in more than 10 national publications and three international publications.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to branch out into my own line of products, and also stay in touch with design at the basic level.