Kurt ensures that Ventana’s fully integrated, collaborative approach is carried out across all Ventana management and projects. With more than 25 years of operations and project management experience, Kurt oversees Ventana’s rigorous construction management team. He ensures projects receive and maintain tight fiscal responsibility and unparalleled project management to ensure projects are delivered on schedule, on budget and above and beyond expectations.
Selected Project Experience
Cook County Central Health Campus
Design, manufacture, and install of the exterior wall systems at the new Cook County Central Campus Health Center located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District. The 85,000 square feet tower portion of the building features triple-glazed units with low-iron exterior glass lites for added transparency and Tecnoglass’ R53/33 low-E coating is applied on the number two surface for enhanced solar performance. Furthermore, 12,000 square feet of VS-1 system will be provided on level 1 and 2 of the building.
Supply and install of 285,000 SF of custom designed, unitized curtain wall for the new Pfizer Facility. The framing system is Ventana’s MWS-180 custom unitized curtain wall. The insulated glass has 5 different frit patterns to give this building a unique look.
A 27 million dollar curtain wall project designed by Pickard Chilton and Kendall Heaton. The project has over 275,000 SF of custom designed curtain wall, featuring a segmented “sail”, which has exterior trusses and diagonal stainless steel rods.
The design, manufacturing and installation of the exterior wall systems at the new McDonald’s World Corporate Headquarters located in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Chicago – the West Loop. The addition of the McDonald’s Headquarters to the West Loop will complement the neighborhood’s unique industrial and gritty, yet new and sleek look.
No. 9 Walton
Supply and installation of 125,000 SF of custom designed window wall for the No. 9 Walton luxury residential high-rise. The project is anticipated to be one of Chicago’s most exclusive condo towers with full floor-to-ceiling windows ranging from 10-12 feet.
111 E. Wacker
Ventana supplied and installed 17,560 square feet of VS-1, stick-built curtain wall for the lobby renovation of 111 East Wacker and 233 South Michigan. The renovation connected both buildings, as well opened up the south elevation of the building to Wacker drive. The VS-1 wall achieves 40-foot-tall span unsupported. Mullions and glass weight up to 2000 lbs and custom cups were needed to achieve the install. Glass lites are as large as 10’X18’ and were imported from Tianjin North Glass in China.