Architect, Design Manager, Urban Housing Solutions
Kelsey Oesmann, AIA is an architect with Urban Housing Solutions, Nashville’s leading non-profit provider of affordable housing. As an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, Kelsey strives to develop innovative ways to meet the growing need for quality affordable housing while integrating authentic community engagement, public health, and sustainability. After earning her Bachelor’s of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2014, she spent three years working on mixed-use and multifamily projects in Washington, DC before biking across the country to raise funds and awareness for affordable housing. Kelsey is currently the chair of the Emerging Professionals Committee for the Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and an active member of the Urban Land Institute Housing Action Council. Originally from New Jersey, Kelsey maintains high standards for bagels and pizza, but has fallen in love with Nashville since moving to Tennessee in 2016. She loves coffee, dog parks, and triathlons, and never leaves home without a good pen.
BY KELSEY OESMANN
@ VOL 31
ON FEB 28, 2019
What happens when you call a city home, but the city calls you homeless? Understanding how the stigma of homelessness affects our neighbors and our community is the first step in addressing the housing crisis in Nashville and building places that we can all call "home".