Kurt believes great architecture flows from comprehensive design direction and delights in bringing organizational and aesthetic order to the chaos of many possibilities.
Kurt has endless curiosity about humankind’s ever-evolving trajectory and its implications on architecture. His passion for architecture developed in a historic neighborhood in Indianapolis that was undergoing social and material changes around him, which likely contributed to his belief that historic architecture has much to tell us about who we are as a species and how we can learn to thrive in this world.
He completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Ball State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture, as well as a certificate in Social and Environmental Justice. His Master’s thesis at Ball State combined his interests in historic architecture and human flourishing by exploring how transformations can make an old building socially inclusive, especially for people with disabilities.
Outside of Axis, he is a board member at Arts For Learning Indiana, a building committee member at the Indianapolis Athenaeum, a group fitness instructor at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, and a welcome team member at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Involvement in each organization encompasses opportunities for him to share with local communities his passions for time-tested wonders. He is also an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and enjoys being part of the architecture network in the sparkling city of Indianapolis.