Kurt West

Kurt West

Falls Church, VA, US





West Workshop, Arlington, VA, US, Owner

West Workshop is an award-winning design practice located in Arlington, Virginia with experience ranging from homes and restaurants to furniture and cultural projects.

Aug 2016 - current

Gronning Architects, PLLC, Washington, DC, US, Project Architect

Design: Created design for 2 restaurant addition/renovations and 3 commercial tenant improvement projects; Developed zoning studies for 2 multifamily condo additions in Washington, D.C.; Ensure design compliance by reviewing and interpreting building codes and ADA guidelines.

Construction Documents: Lead the preparation and production of construction documents for 2 residential and 4 hospitality projects with limited supervision; Generate, review and coordinate building details, dimensions, and schedules internally and with consultants' work.

Project Management: Review the production team’s work and assist with coordination between disciplines; Participate in bidding phase by preparing bid documents including addenda and reviewing bid proposals.

Business Operations: Train and manage junior staff’s use of Revit; Rebuilt and manage corporate website and lead weekly business development and marketing meetings; Assist owner with RFP process.

May 2015 - Jul 2016

Hord Coplan Macht, Alexandria, VA, US, Intern Architect

Jun 2014 - May 2015

West Remodeling Company, Arlington, VA, US, Owner / Operator

Feb 2011 - Aug 2013

Halstead Architects, Indianapolis, IN, US, Graduate Architect

Apr 2007 - Mar 2010

Gray Architecture, Indianapolis, IN, US, Fabricator / Design Assistant

Mar 2004 - Dec 2008

Crandall / Ritzu Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

Jan 2006 - Jul 2006

Morphosis Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern Architect

Jan 2003 - Jul 2003


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2014

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1999 - May 2005


2014 AIA DC Merit Award for Un-built Work, Award


2009 AIA Indianapolis Award for Un-built Work, Award


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