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Kelly Foster

Kelly Foster

Associate Professor of Art

Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Registered Architect, State of Texas

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Kelly Foster is an architect and multi-disciplinary designer. A native Texan, he has lived and practiced architecture in several Texas cities, in Boston, and in the North Shore area. Before arriving at Gordon, Professor Foster taught all kinds of design — architecture, graphic design, animation, product design, and engineering — at a high school in the Austin area for over a decade. 

At Gordon, Professor Foster teaches courses at the intersection of design, art, and technology.  

His research into faith and design spans several decades. Over the years it has developed into three overlapping inquiries: 

  • How can the spaces, objects, and images we design positively affect our daily interactions with one another? 
  • How can the process of fabricating the things that create our shared world be integrated into a life of following Jesus? 
  • What might we discover from design thinking and design education that might help us design lives more fully conformed to Christ? 

His work and teaching intentionally bridge between the theoretical, theological, practical, and interpersonal dimensions of design, and he enjoys exploring all of these questions and more with students at Gordon.