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Kyle Reath's career has been a progression of experiences that have led to his role as a recognized authority within the Environmental Graphic Design profession. His architectural and engineering education, early involvement in fabrication and implementation, roles in design and project management, and his most recent positions directing the environmental graphics division of a global professional services corporation, have provided broad insight and expertise.
Kyle Reath's professional evolution includes a prior 'tour' with GNU. He was a senior principal with the firm. He left GNU to lead the Environmental Branding and Graphics Division of Carter and Burgess which was later acquired by Jacobs Engineering, a public firm with offices throughout the world. His return to GNU reflects his desire for more hands-on participation with the creative team and a role in the entrepreneurial guidance of the firm.
Prior to his time at GNU, Carter & Burgess and Jacobs, he was a founding principal of Ellipsis. Ellipsis specialized in design engineering, technical documentation, and construction administration for large-scale environmental graphics and architectural specialties programs. Kyle Reath's experiences with Ellipsis, Design Communications, The Pischoff Co. and Thomas-Swan included a diverse range of project experience in all of the GNU Group's core markets.
Some of his signature project collaborations include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Pixar, Metropolitan Museum of Art, HP Pavilion, Westfield's San Francisco Centre, Guadalupe River Park & Gardens. His resume includes a depth of airport experience including: Phoenix, Mineta San Jose, Boston Logan, Miami, Atlanta Hartsfield, San Antonio, Colorado Springs, Denver, Oakland, and San Francisco International airports. These numerous projects have allowed Kyle to collaborate with many of the world's top architects, designers, developers, agencies, and institutions.
Kyle has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD). He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and CoreNet Global. His professional contributions have included serving on the California Best Practice Advisory Committee on Signage for the Division of the State Architect, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of segdDESIGN Magazine. He holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and studied Civil Engineering at Temple University.