Kim Salerno, principal and owner of Haven Designers, has practiced architecture and design throughout the country. She taught at the college level for over twenty years. Kim earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certificate in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her design sensibility is shaped by rigorous architectural training at highly regarded firms in Boston and Philadelphia. Kim’s work is informed by architectural history, and a passion for early American furnishings adds texture to her designs. Her work is elevated by a sense of color and composition honed from years of exhibiting fine art installations in museum contexts. Kim is active in civic design and public design oversight. She now serves on the City of Newport Planning Board.