Mr. Suhrbier is a Principal with FortyEighty Architecture, and brings to our clients twenty years of professional experience with nationally and internationally recognized architectural design firms. Kent’s diverse project experience is centered around a design process that explores the unique opportunities of each project site and responds to the specific needs of the individual client. The developed solutions are unique, while maintaining a thoughtful sensitivity to the larger environment.
This design rigor has been refined through manager and principal participation in successful, award-winning, and consistently sustainable projects; including corporate headquarters, university buildings, laboratories, retail prototypes, civic facilities, campus master plans, acoustic studios, and private residences. Recent work continues to build on this versatility and includes the completion of the Fred Rogers’ Center at St. Vincent College, headquarters for InterTECH security, and the conversion of a 100 year old factory into high tech office space. During his previous tenure as an Associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Kent had the opportunity to manage the design and construction of Apple Computer’s industrial design studios in Cupertino, California. The successful outcome of this project led to Mr. Suhrbier also leading the design team that developed the original prototype design for Apple's retail stores now operating across the United States and abroad.
Mr. Suhrbier has a continuing appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching and coordinating architectural design studios focusing on systems integration, fundamentals of form and space, and Architectural design and representation.