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Karl T. Korth

After graduating from Cornell (B.Arch 1979), Ted moved to San Francisco and began his career as a designer at Skidmore Owings and Merrill, then was hired by Gensler as a Design Director in 1984. Ted Korth founded KSH Architects in San Francisco in 1990 with Jim Sunseri and Greg Hagey.

KSH Architects has designed many widely recognized projects in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley including headquarters buildings for Amazon, Brocade, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, SAP, Oracle, Ask, Siebel Systems, Survey Monkey, Google, Apple, Nokia, Box, GoPro and WhatsApp.  Other notable projects include: Escondido Village Graduate Residences at Stanford University (now under construction - the largest project ever built on campus) and the historic restoration and expansion of the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. In total, the firm's completed projects total over 24 million square feet. KSH has won numerous design awards.    

The firm provides a collaborative and dynamic studio environment and has mentored many young architectural graduates over the years, including many from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell. Ted credits his experience and education at Cornell's Department of Architecture for his success as an architect. 

Ted has four children, Kris (30), Fred (28), Lila (5) and Leo (2) and lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife Allison. Kris has undergraduate and masters degrees from UC Berkeley and is a geotechnical engineer working in the Bay Area. Fred graduated with an Industrial Manufacturing Engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is working in Santa Barbara. 

Ted enjoys spending time with his family and surfing in San Francisco remains one of his favorite outdoor activities.