Kiel has never known a time in his life when he didn’t want to be an architect. As a five-year old, he drew a plan of his parents’ house to try and learn the relationship between their fireplace and the front hall. Many years later, he continues to pursue his passion in the city that he considers peerless in the realm of architecture.
Driven by the singular task of solving problems (“figuring it out,” in his words), Kiel comes to OKW with a portfolio of high-profile projects thanks to his experience at one of Chicago’s premier, high-end architecture and design firms. His eye for detail is shrewd and honest, a trait that will serve him well at OKW.
Outside the office, Kiel enjoys bowling, fishing, and furniture design.
If you weren’t an architect, what would you be? A general contractor / craftsman
If there were one skill at which you could instantly become an expert, what would it be? Photorealistic sketching
A word or phrase that you wish everyone would stop saying: Deuces.