Who We Are

Architecture, for us, is about designing unique and beautiful environments which support and enhance our clients’ daily lives.

At Kurt Baum Architects, we empower the strong talents of our carefully crafted team to produce remarkable architecture. By collaborating and ultimately constructing innovative design, we achieve lasting value for our clients.

Our work encompasses a wide range of projects because each of our clients has their own unique vision. Whether traditional, contemporary, or an eclectic mix, we love the challenge—with all its artistic and practical details—of helping them realize their dreams.

How are we different?

We never stop listening. We strive to make the architect-builder relationship a team effort, and understand the importance of flexibility and effective communication. If a client or one of our partners has new thoughts or ideas, we work together to come up with the best solution. It is imperative for us to deliver highly desirable buildable projects, on time. When we create a home that fulfills a client’s wishes, fits beautifully on their lot, and works with their lifestyle, we know we have done our job.

Kurt Baum

Kurt was born and raised in Wisconsin, and this is where he developed his lifelong love of the outdoors. He believes his career was, in a sense, chosen for him when he took an aptitude test in high school and found architecture on the top of the list of potential career paths. It sounded like a fascinating opportunity. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, one week later began his first job in Chicago, and eventually settled into life in Minneapolis.

When he is not designing structures, Kurt spends his free time outside—golfing, hunting and spending time on lakes. He also enjoys taking rides on his motorcycle, snowmobiling, and snowboarding. In addition to outdoor activities, he is an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction books. Kurt draws from these many experiences to find every client’s ideal.