Kemba Braynon

Kemba is a storyteller. With skills as both an architect and writer, she crafts the stories of historic buildings to ensure they survive and thrive for future generations. Applying her many creative strengths, she supports clients with innovative ways of structuring and financing projects in pursuit of their fullest potential.

Her dedication and resourcefulness can be seen in all her work, whether writing National Register nominations to earn historic tax credits for buildings or identifying and submitting grants that make building rehabilitation and better futures possible.

Kemba enjoys the sense of accomplishment gained from stewarding projects all the way through, from initial assessment for complete understanding to translation of existing conditions and recommendations into a construction-ready plan. She has turned hopeful vision into proud reality for countless Quinn Evans clients.


Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 1997

Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 1995

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Michigan, 1995


American Institute of Architects

Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board

Emerson School Board of Trustees,  Board Member and Chair - Buildings & Grounds Committee    

National Organization of Minority Architects, Detroit Chapter President

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