Jill Kurtz AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate / Sustainability Project Manager
Both genetics and environment ensured Jill Kurtz would be destined to work in the architecture and construction industry. The child of a contractor, Jill spent much of her youth drawing on old blueprints and visiting her father at job sites which instilled in her a love of the craft of making buildings. Early in her career, extensive international development work in East Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia showed her that using less is a means of survival for much of the world and she realized the global importance of sustainability in the creation of buildings. Combining these two passions, Jill has since devoted her career to integrating sustainability into best building practices.
Coupling a B. Arch from Kansas State University with a M. Environmental Building Design from the University of Pennsylvania, Jill brings architectural experience to green building advising. She guides team usage of parametric modeling to inform early project designs and fluidly incorporates green building standards in project documents. In the span of a decade, she partnered with universities, developers, and top tech companies to implement green building standards on more than 30 projects.
Jill is active in industry organizations and currently serves as Chair of the Advocacy & Collaboration Subcommittee for AIA Houston COTE (Committee on the Environment). She works to raise awareness that design practices can provide healthy and safe environments by engaging with learning institutions, manufacturers, government agencies and industry groups. As an educator and adjunct professor, Jill sees every interaction as a learning opportunity and strives to embed sustainable concepts and thinking into the culture of every stakeholder that collaborates with Page.