Curtis J. Moody, FAIA
Mentorship, diversity advocacy
After graduating from The Ohio State University School of Architecture, Curtis Moody, FAIA, began his Columbus-based firm in 1982 with one employee, a local graduate architecture student. Ten years later, the firm would boast 52 employees in architecture and civil engineering capacities, as well as a reputation for close collaboration and careful consideration for social issues, no matter how large or small the project.
Moody’s body of work focuses on public spaces, including major works like Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus’ award-winning Martin Luther King Jr. Library, and the Cleveland School of the Arts. He also designed numerous smaller-scale projects to create affordable housing, community centers, and neighborhood medical facilities.
Throughout his career, Moody and his firm have encouraged new voices to enter architecture by reaching out to area high school students, hosting education events, and maintaining a permanent scholarship endowment at The Ohio State University. He served on the AIA Minority Resource Committee and as president of the Ohio Association of Minority Architects and Engineers, forging partnerships amongst a diverse set of designers.