Kennedy Hutson is the Owner and Principal of Kennedy Hutson Associates, an architectural firm located in Monticello, Illinois. Prior to founding Kennedy Hutson Associates in 1995, he served as staff architect and associate at a number of architectural firms in Colorado and Illinois, specializing in numerous types of architecture ranging from housing, hospitality, and corporate interiors in Colorado to Historic Preservation and institutional and recreational facilities in Illinois. Kennedy Hutson Associates continues to maintain a diverse architectural practice, with an emphasis on housing, commercial, institutional and Historic Preservation.

Mr. Hutson is also a partner and general manager of several real estate investment partnerships and corporations. He founded two partnerships in the late 1980’s to focus on Historic Preservation and Downtown revitalization in Monticello and Champaign, Illinois. He then founded The Monarch Collaborative, LLC in 2000 and New Harmony Vision, LLC in 2006 to pursue development of anti-sprawl, smart growth, urban infill projects.Mr. Hutson is actively involved with a number of organizations whose missions include education, conservation, preservation and economic redevelopment.

Mr. Hutson holds two architectural degrees from the University of Illinois and additionally studied Business at the University of Colorado at Denver and at the University of Denver, focusing on Graduate Studies in Real Estate and Construction Management. He is licensed to practice Architecture in Illinois, Colorado and Indiana.


Graduate Studies, Real Estate Finance and Construction, University of Denver, 1985-86
Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975