Kurt Hunker, FAIA
Program Chair, Graduate Architecture
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kurt-hunker/6a/7bb/a96
Education: Kurt earned his M. Architecture degree from Harvard University and a B.S. Architecture from Ohio State University.
Bio: Professor Hunker is a long-time member of the NewSchool faculty, elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in 2013 for his contributions to architectural education. He is an Academic Regent of the AIA California Council and recipient of the Educator Award from the San Diego chapter of the AIA. As a consulting design architect his projects have earned awards at the local state, regional and national levels. Hunker lectures internationally on topics ranging from the concept of spectacle in high-rise design to Alvar Aalto.
- Two-time winner of the NewSchool Teacher of the Year Award (1995 and 2000)
- Project Designer and Consultant to Davy Architecture for the Monarch School for Homeless Children, which earned the “Project of the Year – Public” award from the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).
- Guest lecturer at the San Diego Museum of Art and Friends of San Diego Architecture
- Served on the design jury for the Nathaniel Owings Award for Environmental Excellence sponsored by the California Architectural Foundation (2013)