John Kleinschmidt

John Kleinschmidt

$1,000 Buell Graduate

A 2004 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, Kleinschmidt was inspired to pursue a career in architecture in part by discussions in Rick Looze’s human geography class about why people live where they live and in what type of dwellings. Fascinated with this idea, Kleinschmidt went on to graduate summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies. After a five-year stint working as a project designer with Waggonner & Ball Architects in New Orleans, Kleinschmidt is now finishing up his master’s degree in architecture at Yale University.