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Architect

Samuel Mordecai Kurtz, American architect. Registered architect, New York, Florida.

Background

Kurtz, Samuel Mordecai was born on February 21, 1904 in Russia. Came to United States, 1904, naturalized, 1919. Son of Louis and Nadia (Form) Kurtz.

Education

Graduate diploma in architecture, Cooper Union Institute, 1925. Certificate architectural/engineering design, Columbia University, 1927. Certificate, City College of New York, 1929.

Certificate, New York University, 1942.

Career

Associate architectural firm York & Sawyer, New York City, 1926-1947. Principal Samuel M. Kurtz, 1947-1954. Associate architectural firm Kiff, Voss & Franklin, 1954-1971.

Private practice architectural consultant N. Miami Beach, Florida, 1971. Special consultant to Charles Giller & Associates (Architects), Miami, 1972-1976. Member New York City Mayor's Panel of Architects, 1950-1970.

Member architectural engineering selection board Board Higher Education, New York City, 1968-1969. Member Code Enforcement Board, City of North Miami Beach, 1982-1986. Member planning and Zoning Board City of North Miami Beach, 1986-1993.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, New York, Florida.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Architects. Member New York chapter American Institute of Architects (Rutkins award 1966, treasurer 1968), S.Fla. chapter American Institute of Architects, New York Society Architects (president 1967-1968), New York State Association Architects (awarded special citation 1968), American Arbitration Association (national panel arbitrators 1950-1970).

Connections

Married Mary G. Weisthal, September 3, 1928 (deceased May 21, 1981). Children: Gerald Norman, Elliot Robert.

father:
Louis Kurtz

mother:
Nadia (Form) Kurtz

spouse:
Mary G. Weisthal

child:
Gerald Norman Kurtz

child:
Elliot Robert Kurtz