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Male, US, died 2005-05-13

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Flack + Kurtz, Incorporated, Mechanical Engineers

Professional History

Mechanical Engineer, Fred S. Dugan Associates, New York, NY, c. 1959; Kurtz became a Partner with Dugan. Partner, Flack + Kurtz, Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, 1969-2001. Flack and Kurtz developed into a firm with offices around the world and 350 employees. In 2000, it announced its merger with the WSP Group of London, UK, and became known as "WSP Flack + Kurtz."

Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ, c. 1968; He also lectured at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, Columbia University, New York, NY, and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

According to the Princeton Alumni News: "The Princeton School of Engineering and the Center for Architecture in New York created the Norman D. Kurtz Memorial Lecture Series, which will include speakers who share Kurtz’s interests in engineering, architecture, sustainability and the improve- ment of the built environment." (See "Norman Kurtz ’58 honored with scholarship and innovation funds,"Accessed 10/21/2013.) Family and friends also set up a scholarship fund in Kurtz's name at his alma mater, Princeton. Kurtz had strong ties to the school, as a student and a teacher; his daugher, Lori, also attended the school.


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1958; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1959.

Kurtz was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1958.


Kurtz passed away of a heart attack at his Scarsdale, NY, residence at age 69.

At his death, Kurtz left a brother, Barry, of Austin, TX, and a sister, Judy Polcer, of Brooklyn, NY.

He married Helen "Honey" Miller c. 1965.

With Honey, he had two daughters: Lori Kurtz and Stephanie M. Pierce; at his death in 2005, Ms. Kurtz resided in Houston, TX, Ms. Pierce in Boulder, CO.

Associated Locations

  • Brooklyn, NY (Architect's Birth)
    Brooklyn, NY

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  • Scarsdale, NY (Architect's Death)
    Scarsdale, NY

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PCAD id: 1747