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Kurt Muenzer

Education

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2013
Bachelor of Architecture 
California State University, Florence, IT, 2012

With NMA Since

November 2014

My Life

La Canada Flintridge is a smallish town on the foothills of the fastest growing mountain range in the world - the San Gabriels just inland of Los Angeles.  This is where I grew up - in a paradoxically lush "Tree City" in the middle of what ought to be a desert - a secluded and self-sufficient pocket at the edge of one of the country's largest cities.  A couple decades of that, and then an undergraduate education in architecture meant moving to the ideallic town of San Luis Obispo on the central coast of California, where I developed my sense of contrast from the urban landscape and an overwhelming love of the outdoors.  Most recently, I moved to the Santa Barbara area to work with NMA.  Here, I hope to maintain my passion for both nature and our attempts to create something as beautiful.

My Inspiration

My father is a methodical and hard-working Civil Engineer turned Construction Manager, and my mother is an Industrial Designer with an artist's sensibility and the handiwork of a craftsperson.  I like to think their inspiring parenting is fairly apparent in my interest in architecture.  Otherwise, I find inspiration just about anywhere - in nature, in traveling, in both artistry and utility, and in my friends and other people.

Favorite Memory

The first time I rode a skateboard that I had made

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