KENNETH DALE SPEETJENS
The Providence Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the collaboration with Lead Designer Kenneth Dale Speetjens for its 27th Annual Festival of Flowers Garden Show. Dale began his career by serving in the United States Armed Forces. During his time with the military, Dale was deployed to Iraq where he served with honor. After leaving the military, he began his studies at Auburn University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters in both Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning while working as a Graduate Research Assistant. After graduation, Dale joined Mobile’s Bloomberg Innovation Team where his work focused on the Blight Index, a project in which Mobile has received international attention for in several publications including: Fast Company and Strongtowns.
After nearly two years with the Innovation Team, Dale taught alongside an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners at the Galapagos International Architecture Studio in the Galapagos Islands. His class spent five weeks developing a path for the islands to become more sustainable. Upon his return to the United States Dale joined the Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design, and Construction as a visiting Professor.
Dale is the Co-Founder and CEO of Shipshape Urban Farms, an agritech company focused on the design, manufacturing, and operation of hydroponic farms built inside up-cycled shipping containers. The technology developed by Dale and the Shipshape team require 90% less water and energy verses conventional farming.
Dale is sure to bring excitement and fresh ideas to this year’s Festival of Flowers Event!