Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA (born 1947), an American architect, is the principal-in-charge of design at Fentress Architects, an international design studio he founded in Denver, Colorado, in 1980. Fentress Architects also has studios in Los Angeles, California; San Jose, California; Washington, D.C. and London, UK. Fentress’ DIA (Denver International Airport), Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea) and his in-progress modernization of LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) et al., have garnered recognition worldwide for design excellence and outstanding “airside-to-curbside” traveler experience. Focused on the public process, Fentress’ works are in the genres of airport, museum and public buildings. A protégé of I.M. Pei, Fentress has developed a reputation as a hybrid architect, developing iconic design reflective of the region’s culture, within the cost and budgetary confines associated with high-profile public architecture. He is known among students of architecture for his observations on the process of large-scale design. Curtis Fentress was honored in 2010 by the American Institute of Architects with the highest award for public architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Award.Fentress was also honored in 2010 with the Silver Medal Award Fentress is the designer of the world’s 4th tallest building completed in 2009—Arraya Tower in Kuwait City, also the tallest in Kuwait. Curtis Fentress was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2017.