In his new role, Kearns will design for two of Medici Living Group’s brands, QUARTERS and Medici Living. QUARTERS, a newly established brand, covers the Berlin and New York markets. Kearns will be responsible for the expansion of the brand across U.S.
“With Quinton Kerns, we have won a creative mind with design expertise in co-living who knows the U.S. market by heart. That is very important for our further expansion in the U.S. I am convinced that Quinton will further develop the design language of our co-living brands and successfully lift it to the next level,” said Medici Living Group CEO and Founder Gunter Schmidt.
“Thanks to his excellence design competence, Quinton will inspire our customers with our future co-living projects. He fits in very well with our brands,” he said.
Kerns has over ten years of work experience in designing projects ranging from residential to hospitality and workspace facilities. Before joining Medici Living’s team, he has worked as senior designer for three years at WeWork, a brand under co-living developer WeLive in New York. He built the brand and launched its first two buildings in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Before designing for WeWork, Kerns worked for project developer Stantec, formerly known as Add Inc. He also co-founded WHAT’S IN, an initiative dedicated to the research of innovative housing solutions, such as co-living and micro living spaces in emerging urban communities.