Paul Edward Kouri, 34
PSA-Dewberry, Peoria, Ill.
BEnvD, University of Colorado
MArch, University of Michigan
Project manager, four K-12 projects totaling $11 million, Peoria, Ill., school district.
Project architect/project designer, $17 million expansion and addition, Westlake Hall at Bradley University.
Chosen by firm to serve in Peoria Community Leadership School, a program designed to integrate future leaders into greater Peoria economic, cultural, and political community.
Mayor, Village of Metamora, Ill. (2005- ).
Board of directors, Congress for New Urbanism, Illinois chapter.
Representative, Illinois River Council of Governments.
AIA Central Illinois Outstanding Young Architect (2007).
Instructor, Sun Foundation Art and Science in the Woods program.
OFF THE CLOCK
Won mayoral election with 74% of votes vs. incumbent.
Recreation: mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.
While traveling in Jodhpur, India, jewel smugglers attempted to recruit him (he declined).