Kurt Schindler Named AIA Fellow

by: Diana Banh | March 20, 2013

ELS is pleased to announce that Principal Kurt Schindler has been elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellow, a prestigious honor recognizing Kurt’s significant contributions to architecture, historic preservation, and urban revitalization.

Kurt joined ELS in 1981 and has developed an expertise in historic preservation and cultural facilities, focusing on historic rehabilitation as a critical factor for urban revitalization. His historic rehabilitation projects revitalize communities and provide dynamic venues for cultural and educational organizations. They balance functionality with preservation to meet the needs of contemporary users while honoring the legacy of the past. His award-winning historic projects include the 1927 California Fox Theater in downtown San Jose, the 1928 Oakland Fox Theater, the 1929 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, the 1923 Grand Theater Center for the Arts in Tracy, the 1915 Old Administration Building at Fresno City College, and Riverside’s 1903 Mission Inn. His new theater projects include the Berkeley Repertory’s Roda Theatre and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.

Kurt received his M.Arch degree from UC Berkeley in 1974 and his bachelor’s degree in environmental design from UC Berkeley in 1970.