Hello! I am new to blogging but I am not new to Feng Shui. My name is Kendra and I am an American Architect, who for the last 15 years has been practicing Feng Shui in the U.S. and Italy.
I was fortunate to learn about Feng Shui when I was home from University one summer from a sweet and dynamic Shaman. As soon as this shaman heard I was studying architecture she immediately went on about the merits of Feng Shui. She had recently had a Feng Shui consultation and was amazed how a few simple cures like placing a bird feeder in a corner of her property brought her loads of clients and improved her relationships. She was insistent I look into it.
I happily took her advice and picked up a book at my local bookstore. I then began experimenting with using Feng Shui on a housing project at my university. I didn’t have a good understanding of Feng Shui, but it was definitely eye opening experience. I also learned from doing this project about other cultures and their similar techniques and systems to Feng Shui. For instance, one of my fellow students was from India and told me about Vasthu (Indian equivalent of Feng Shui); I also heard about a Celtic tradition with the use of the Medicine Wheel as well as another Native American tradition that uses similar techniques. It was incredible information. I still was very much a novice put my interest was piqued.
When I graduated from University and got my first full time job post-graduation I ended up in an interesting Architecture and Interior Design firm in Philadelphia. I have to admit, when I sent my resume upon the urging of my friend I had no idea about the firm’s interest in Feng Shui. I was surprised when the person interviewing called in another senor person to tell her about my small university project. Turns out the universe has a great sense of humor. The place I where I started my architectural career in the Philadelphia area utilized Feng Shui and invested in their designers and architects learning about it.
Throughout my career, I was the Co-Director of the International Feng Shui Guild’s Philadelphia Chapter, while continuing to use Feng Shui on architectural and interior design projects and renovations private and commercial, as well as do consultations and clearings in the United States and Italy. I have even had the opportunity to collaborate with a Design Firm in Florence, Italy on a 35,000 sq. m. urban planning project for a Xi’an, China.
Thanks to having the gift of Feng Shui introduced into my life, I strive to keep giving the information and my knowledge to others. So any time I am able to synthesize my Architectural passion and my passion for Feng Shui to create amazing spaces that are not just aesthetically pleasing but also harmonious, balanced, and nurturing I seize it so that all can benefit.