Curtis has designed, equipped and operated performance spaces throughout North America for more than 25 years. Prior to co-founding TCC, he set up and ran the lighting and sound departments at Theatre Projects Consultants’ U.S. office. He was a technical director and the facility manager for the State University of New York’s Performing Arts Center at Purchase and production manager for an international performing arts festival. Trained as a lighting designer, Curtis holds a BFA in theatre technology from SUNY Purchase and has had additional training in organizational management and information technology. He is the former chair of the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission. His favorite projects are ones that bring his passion for preservation together with his love of designing intimate and adaptable performance spaces.