Kurt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interior Design of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. He has a BFA from the University of Victoria, an M.Arch (Professional) degree from the University of Calgary, and an M.Arch II Post-Professional (History & Theory) degree from McGill University. Before joining the University of Manitoba in 2018, Kurt was the program coordinator and a professor in the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario between 2006 and 2018. He was also a visiting lecturer in the MSc. (Interior Design) Program at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka from 2013 to 2016. His research examines critical design theory and pedagogy, focussing on the relationship between the built environment and human thinking/experience. He is also deeply fascinated by the arcane wisdom of the Victorian polymath John Ruskin.