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Kurt Schlauch

Kurt is a lead consultant and project manager with Fentress. He specializes in applying quantitative models to assess facilities and support organizational resource decisions. His personal interests include playing and coaching sports, skiing, and traveling with his wife and two children.

Recent Posts

I recently had an experience that seems pretty common this summer: sitting in an airport during a flight delay, wondering when - or if - I’d reach my destination. This was my first post-pandemic business trip for one of our court clients. After a couple hours, it was clear that hundreds of my...

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“FOOD FIGHT!!” shouts Bluto Blutarsky, seconds before cafeteria mayhem ensues in the iconic 1970s comedy “Animal House.” More images of chaos from other corners of pop culture quickly follow on-screen, humorously illustrating what our lives might look like without the Rule of Law. For a moment, I...

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As aspects of our professional and personal lives begin approaching a new “normal,” many court managers and judges are facing questions about future space usage. Will virtual hearings and proceedings reduce the need for courtroom space? Will the transition to remote work remain in place for the...

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As a courthouse planner, one of the most striking aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic for me has been the unfortunate need for courts nationwide to devise ways of keeping people out of the courthouse. The courthouse is one of the most important civic spaces in any community. It is where citizens...

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What are the odds that two court planning consultants, each with over 20 years experience in the same small company, had NEVER been called for jury duty? Further, what are the odds that they both would be called to serve for the first time at the same small county courthouse within several months...

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