Kurt Gough

Founding Partner

Assoc. AIA

Kurt’s career began in Twin Cities theater after graduating from St Olaf in the late ’80s, then teaching theater design at Luther College in 1989-90, and on to five years managing the Prop Department at Center Stage in Baltimore, MD. He was inspired to study architecture, and moved back to MN to attend the University of Minnesota. During his first job interview with an architecture firm, he was asked why he made such a dramatic change. The question stumped him. Drawing, painting, sculpting, scenery, building: it is always about design and materials. The process of design is one of the most powerful tools we can harness. In 2004 Kurt and two partners founded Shelter Architecture to put this belief into practice. Want to learn a little bit more? Here is a summary of Shelter’s history.

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