MArch (Post-Professional, History and Theory), McGill University, Montreal
MArch (Professional), University of Calgary, Calgary
BFA (Fine Arts), University of Victoria
IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council)
MRAIC (Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada)
Kurt was born and raised on Vancouver Island, but his curiosity and desire to explore have led him to other spectacular and inspiring places. Always following his keen eye for detail, his interests in art, nature, and the built environment drive his thinking and inspire his creativity.
Kurt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interior Design of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. Before joining the University of Manitoba, Kurt was the program coordinator and a professor in the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario between 2006 and 2018. He was also a visiting lecturer in the MSc. (Interior Design) Program at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka from 2013 to 2016.
His passion for teaching and education is equally matched by his obsession with art and the built environment. His academic and artist works explore the creative process and reflective thought. Kurt is excited about his new appointment with the Department of Interior Design at the University of Manitoba. He will continue his research and reflection on the phenomenology of the built environment and the design process, while forever wrestling with the works of the Victorian polymath John Ruskin.