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Gerald “Gerry” C. Curts

Title: Retired President
Company: CGHJ Architects
Location: Temple Terrace, Florida, United States

Gerald “Gerry” C. Curts, Retired President of CGHJ Architects, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture.

With more than 50 years of professional experience to his credit, Mr. Curts excelled as the president of CGHJ Architects from 1975 until his retirement in 2017. Prior to this position, he served as a principal with Eugene R. Smith & Associates. He garnered additional experience in the industry as an associate with Eason, Anthony, McKenny, Cox and Martin Architects. 

Mr. Curts views architecture as the marriage of his interests in art and science. In preparation for his career, he attended Mississippi State University and completed coursework in physics. In 1966, Mr. Curts graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Curts is the chairman emeritus of the Museum of Science and Industry. He additionally served the organization as a past member of the board and past board chair. From 1967 to 1969, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a first lieutenant, after which he served in the U.S. Army Reserves for seven years. Mr. Curts was a nuclear security officer with NATO in Germany during the height of the Cold War.

To keep abreast of his field, Mr. Curts is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has also maintained membership with the American Planning Association. In addition to architecture, Mr. Curts has been active in racecar driving and motorsports, even becoming the first American to win the German Rally Championship in 1968. He has been named to the Sebring International Raceway’s Hall of Fame as a race-driving instructor and maintains affiliation with the national board of the Porsche Club of America. Alongside these endeavors, Mr. Curts is the author of “Gerry’s Words of (Wisdom) Experience.”

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