the kinetic team

James Holmberg

James is inspired by everything from the subtle to the saturated, whether that’s the space of the open prairie or a crowded urban cityscape. He approaches designing an environment much like he approaches making a painting. Whether it’s minimal or active, his fundamental approach to composition remains the same—he adds and subtracts shapes, colors, and textures until he arrives at the unity and balance that lead to a desirable living environment.

Explore James' artwork.

Sam Devine

Sam has been guiding children and adults on wilderness canoe trips even longer than he’s been building houses, and he’s come to see the parallels between these two types of adventure. Mapping out a trip is a lot like planning for a renovation. Even with all the preparation in the world, things are going to change along the way. While it may not come easy, what you carry forward with you is what matters most, whether it is an adventure out in the wilderness or a new living environment more perfectly suited to your needs. Having the right guide for this journey can make all the difference.

Learn more about Sam's EarthEd Foundation.


Marty Shedd

Marty started with Kinetic in 2009 and has been an instrumental part of Kinetic Design Build. He is long time friend of Sam Devine, the two of them having spent several summers working together at a camp in Northern Minnesota. If you ask, he will tell you stories of his time guiding canoe trips, tending bar and thoughtfully remodeling homes for the past two decades. Don't let that rugged Vermont-born exterior fool you - he's a total softy. His gregarious nature and warm demeanor always shine through. Marty is an Owner of Kinetic Design Build and Lead Project Manager. Once things get rolling, he will be your on-site contact to ensure problems are solved and some fun will be had.  


Paul Freudenburg

Paul values intense friendships. For the past three years he has lived in Alaska, New York, and Minnesota in order to, #1-- live with three separate friends, #2-- see what city-size is the best match for him, and #3-- gather professional experience by working various design jobs. Priority #3 is what landed him at Kinetic where he works as an Assistant Designer. After graduating from Yale with a B.A. in Architecture, he is returning to the Yale School of Architecture in order to pursue a Masters Degree and continue his pursuit of meaningful and challenging work. While back in New Haven, he will continue to work remotely for Kinetic, mostly because he has become too close of friends with the group and just doesn’t want to say goodbye.