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Architect

Orville Irvin Kurtz, American architect. Registered architect Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Recipient Architectural Achievement award, Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, 1975, 1983. Member of American Institute of Architects, National Council Architects Registration Boards, American Registered Architects, Elks.

Background

Kurtz, Orville Irvin was born on May 10, 1924 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States. Son of Orville Thorsen and Laura A. (Garms) Kurtz.

Education

Student, Bradley University, 1946—1948. Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University Illinois, 1950.

Career

Project planner Public Housing Administration, Chicago, 1950—1953. Job captain Sumner Sollit Company, 1953—1955. Staff architect Cities Service Oil Corporation, 1955—1959.

Architect, owner Orville I. Kurtz & Associate Ltd., Des Plaines, since 1959. Teacher blueprint reading. President & director Rotary Club Des Plaines.

Chairman Architectural Commission Des Plaines. Served with United States Air Force, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Registered architect Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Architects, National Council Architects Registration Boards, American Registered Architects, Elks.

Connections

Married Jessie P. Stacy Kurtz, March 16, 1946. Children: Stacie, Janice, Karen. Married Lucille Marie Monicke Nehmzow, June 5, 1982.

father:
Orville Thorsen Kurtz

mother:
Laura A. (Garms) Kurtz

spouse:
Jessie P. Stacy Kurtz

spouse:
Lucille Marie Monicke Nehmzow

child:
Stacie Kurtz

child:
Janice Kurtz

child:
Karen Kurtz