Architect Peter C. Kurth, President and Principal of The Peter C. Kurth Office of Architecture and Planning, PC, AIA, brings more than 30 years of experience to manage the firm's businesses in Architecture Design, Landscape Design, and Professional Construction Management. A graduate of the prestigious Platt Institute in Brooklyn and the Graduate School of Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania, Peter C. Kurth holds membership in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). Peter C. Kurth opened his Manhattan office in 1976 and moved to Mount Kisco, New York in 1985, where his office remains today. Having practiced with several partners during his career, Peter C. Kurth has been a sole practitioner since 1995. Today, Peter C. Kurth works with a dedicated staff of five that includes experienced Project Manager Paula Rudofsky and Chief Design Architect Philippe Manuel, the latter of whom has been with the firm for more than 25 years. Known for accommodating the diverse interests and preferences of his clients while tackling challenging or unusual sites, Peter C. Kurth approaches all of his projects with an astute understanding of the balance between setting and structure. Currently, The Peter C. Kurth Office of Architecture and Planning focuses primarily on residential projects, with an emphasis on the renovation and expansion of existing homes. In 2010, however, commercial projects accounted for nearly 10 percent of the firm's projects.
Applying his trademark adaptability to design projects from retrofit office space to shopping centers, Peter C. Kurth most recently completed a Harlem Children's Zone Center in New York City. He is currently working on a second project with the distinguished Harlem Children's Zone. In the past, Peter C. Kurth's commercial work has included churches, restaurants, and schools. With an eye for meeting the needs of his clients, as well as increasing property value, Peter C. Kurth designs landscaping projects that integrate architecture with its surroundings and completes a limited number of construction projects every year. Active in the community, Peter C. Kurth regularly contributes his time and expertise to Habitat for Humanity.