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Kurt Reinkens
Principal Architect



Principal, President and CEO

Education: Bachelor of Arts, College of Environmental Design with a degree in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley.

Registrations: California Architect 1993 and Nevada Residential Designer 2009, Colorado Architect 2023, lapsed in Hawaii.

Over 30 years of experience in architecture and construction.

Mr. Reinkens' responsibilities as President and CEO of MWA, inc. include Principal-in-Charge of design, marketing, human resources, and project manager.

In 2009 Mr. Reinkens received the "Professional of the Year" award from the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, and in 2008 MWA received the People's Choice - Architectural Firm by Tahoe Quarterly Magazine. He has received numerous other design awards.

Mr. Reinkens served three years on the Town of Truckee Planning Commission where he received certified Ethics Training for Public Officials, was actively involved in adoption of the Planning Commission Values Statement, the Trails and Bikeways Master Plan, the Commercial Row Development Code Amendment, the 2007-2014 Housing Element update while serving on the Housing Advisory Working Group. In addition, Reinkens reviewed major development projects including the Village at Grays Crossing Phases 1 and 2, Hotel Avery, Town of Truckee Public Service Center, the Hilltop Master Plan, and the Railyard Master Plan.

Mr. Reinkens is the author and current administrator of design review guidelines for Stony Ridge HOA. He served on the Lahontan HOA design review oversight committee. He served on the Board of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Political Action Committee. He is a volunteer fund raiser for the Truckee River Watershed Council. He has been involved in Strategic Economic Council, Downtown Merchant Association, Chamber of Commerce, Sierra Green Building Council, Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, Sierra Business Council, and Founding Fifty of Truckee Trails.

Kurt is married with two beautiful daughters and enjoys coaching youth soccer, mountain biking, skiing, hatha and kriya yoga, and nourishing lasting friendships.

Mr. Reinkens has been with MWA, inc. since 1988 and principal since 1994 and has served as chief designer or Principal-in-Charge for numerous projects including:

- 60+ high-end custom residences in Lahontan
- The Rock commercial mixed-use project
- The Rock Garden commercial / retail center
- The Porter Simon Building, historic downtown Truckee
- 968 Park Ave, Eco-Hotel and Spa, South Lake Tahoe
- Cafe Meridian, historic downtown Truckee (Kurt laid half the bricks himself)
- Truckee Tahoe Airport Terminal Building Competition-peoples' choice (un-built)
- Phoenix Executive Building, LEED Silver, Soaring Way, Truckee
- First spec home and first custom home in Martis Camp
- Numerous residences in Northstar at Tahoe with clients including: Gisko, Silverberg, Plishner, Kurland, Robinson, Lang, Ferrera, Moll, Atterbury, Mondavi, Sinclair, Bryant, Jacobs, Shaw, Jeff Tompkins, and many others.


All Staff

Mat and I want to express our thanks for designing such an imaginative, functional and beautiful place for us to live. The process of’ building a home from the ground up can he very challenging, and your help guiding us through the process was invaluable. You lived up to all of our expectations, and surpassed them.

We knew we were in good hands when you got excited about the images we had gathered depicting the style of architecture and cosmetic finishes that we liked. The interactive design process, which began with basic bubble drawings and proceeded through detailed finishes, was always professional, educational and respectful. And the progress was always well documented by Brian Holm, one of your staff architects, who put in a tremendous amount of work on many of the design elements and most of the details. If we were unfamiliar with materials you suggested, you would take us on field trips to show us how those finishes look and feel in a house. In the end, we provided you the basic skeleton of what we wanted; you gave us the realization of our dream home.

We also enjoyed the collaborative spirit that existed between you, our contractor, our designer and us. The team was cohesive, problem solving oriented, and always put our needs at the top of the list, whether it was an issue regarding functional design or limited resources.
Our home is a clear reflection of us . . . you were able to interpret our needs, grasp our desires, and mix in your sense of design and architecture, to produce a place of pure beauty and functionality.

We are happy to recommend your services and talents to others.


-- Nancy and Max Gisko