Kjersten Tucker awarded Alumni of the Year for 2022 by Concordia University

Kjersten Tucker awarded Alumni of the Year for 2022 by Concordia University

September 1, 2022

Kjersten (Langewisch) Tucker ’09 - Alumnus of the Year

Kjersten (Langewisch) Tucker ’09 is Lead Interior Architect and Senior Associate at Sinclair Hille Architects in Lincoln, Nebraska. With ten years of industry experience, she has worked on notable projects across the country, including the Dormie Club golf network facilities, the Midwest Bank headquarters in Norfolk, Nebraska, the Lied Place Residences, and, here at Concordia, the Dunklau Center for Science, Math and Business, the Center for Liturgical Art, the Victory Bell and colonnade around Bulldog Stadium and the highly anticipated addition to and remodeling of the music building. 

A Nebraska native, Kjersten received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia Nebraska, majoring in Physical Science Studies and also in Ecclesiastical Art. She received her Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012 and became a registered architect in 2015.   

Citing her time on campus as a period that deepened her faith and stretched her mind and skills, she said her science major pushed her out of her comfort zone in logic and problem solving, and her ecclesiastical art major developed her aesthetic eye and taught her so much about how space and art can work together to create a powerful worship experience. She especially thanks her outstanding professors and mentors Mark Anschutz, Bill Wolfram, Dr. Rob Hermann and the Drs. Kristy and John Jurchen. 

During her years at Concordia, Kjersten sang in the A Cappella Choir, acted in and designed the logo for the Improvables, sang and danced in the musical theater production Kiss Me Kate, worked as an admissions ambassador, was elected to the Homecoming Court, helped lead the Weekend of Welcome, and participated in Student Activities Council and Spring Weekend. She also worked summers at the Center for Liturgical Art, helping with everything from contracts to the construction of stained glass works, chancel furnishings and bibelots. She joined and helped lead a study tour in Ukraine and spent a semester on the island of Kefalonia in Greece, where she studied sustainable architecture. 

Kjersten said there were times she considered giving up on a career in architecture, as the path is not easy, but she said God used the wisdom of family members and friends to encourage her at just the right times. She encourages students to listen to those who love them and love the Lord, because they offer valuable encouragement and affirm His plans. 

In addition to her work at Sinclair Hille, Kjersten is active in the community. She participated in the Fellows Program for Leadership Lincoln, and currently serves as a board member for Concordia’s Center for Liturgical Art. A third-generation Concordian, Kjersten’s grandparents (Don Langewisch ’60 and Vicky (Cloeter) Langewisch HS ’56 CO ’58) and parents (Dr. Andrew Langewisch ’82 and Pam  (Menge) Langewisch CO ’82 GR ’88) met at Concordia Nebraska. While she met her husband Jacob at Georgia Tech, she said she is already preparing her children Dietrich, Annika and Ezekiel to be Bulldogs.