Kiel graduated from UC Berkeley
in 2005 with a BA in architecture. Upon graduating he was awarded the Judith Lee Stronach Travelling Fellowship
to work with Public Architecture
, a non-profit architectural think tank based in San Francisco. Kiel completed one year as a fellow at Public Architecture.
Next, Kiel did onsite architectural design and planning for two international development projects. First, was a cooperative coffee farm
and village in Nicaragua. Second, an orphanage and community center in Sri Lanka
After completing the two projects, Kiel returned to make an impact in Fresno.
Currently, Kiel is a Junior Designer with the Taylor Teter Partnership
, one of the largest architecture & engineering firms in the Central Valley. There he has worked on many project types including: schools, other educational facilities, offices commercial space, and airplane hangars.
Kiel is also involved with: the Tower District Design Review Committee
; Planning Council for the 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness; as well as founder and curator of ArcHop
, a project of the AIA San Joaquin
and Fresno’s only quarterly architecture exhibit and forum.
Kiel has been an active member of Creative Fresno since returning to Fresno in 2006. Given his non-profit experience, and contributions to the creative culture of Fresno; Kiel an asset to Creative Fresno and the community as a whole.