Jason Kurtz followed this calling by attending Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design which annually ranks as one of the top architecture programs in the nation by acclaimed ranking sources like DesignIntelligence and Architectural Record. After winning the Metal Construction Association award in 1999, he launched his career in Chicago, working for the firm Booth Hansen, who had recently won “AIA Firm of the Year” (1997). Upon moving to Boston, Jason joined Steffian Bradley Architects, where he collaborated on several highly awarded and publicized projects including: Massachusetts General Hospital’s new state-of-the-art Yawkey Center, Baystate Cancer Center in Springfield, MA, and was an integral part of the challenging design competition resulting in the victory and commission for the Churchill Hospital in Oxfordshire, England. In 2005 Jason decided to accept the challenge and opportunity provided him at Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype as a Project Manager in their housing development division. Jason was in charge of two large conversion projects; Riverbank Lofts and Ten West Street, both in the Metro Boston area. Upon leaving BH+A to seek an opportunity at Bruner/Cott Associates in Cambridge, Jason focused on the design of MIT’s new construction for the Sloane School of Management and was the acting Project Manager on the renovation of the historic Waltham Watch Factory.
In 2008, Jason opened the doors to Kurtz Design Studio,LLC and has been helping clients across a broad range of project types, including single family residences, multi-family conversions, senior living facilities, condominium renovations, retail showrooms, corporate interiors, and acting as an owner’s representative.