Marcene Kinney


Principal | Director of Education & Culture

Maybe it’s her love for the art and athleticism of ballet, maybe it’s her wicked tennis backhand, or maybe it’s that she came this close to studying theatre tech instead of architecture. Whatever the source, Marcene brings a passion for patron, performer, player, and student to her role as Director of GBBN’s Culture & Education market. In addition to providing strategic market oversight, Marcene manages projects that sharpen the competitive edge of student athletes (the University of Kentucky’s Tennis Complex) and empower freshmen on their journey to independence (University of Cincinnati’s Marian Spencer Hall). She has also guided a diverse roster of transformative arts projects to fruition, including the renovation of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and she regularly speaks about GBBN’s work at both the national and local level.

Professional Highlights

Board member, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Co-Presenter, Health Generating Buildings, BD+C Accelerate Live

Chair & Co-Founder, AIA Vision Leadership Program

Leadership Cincinnati, Class 41

Past Executive Board, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

News & Insights

"Sketching is meditation for me. When the hand edits what the eyes see, the mind discovers new connections both on and off the page. My favorite part is the moment when my mind wonders as my hand subconsciously adds shading: what do people do in what I’m drawing, do they like it, what hands made this piece I’m sketching, could that bubble be bigger, thicker, thinner, lit from the inside..." - Marcene Kinney