Walking the Walk

Urban design from the front lines

Kevin Klinkenberg

Using urban design to make our lives more enjoyable and create wealth

This site is for all those interested in the making of cities and towns, and especially the lives of the humans that inhabit them. Kevin Klinkenberg is an architect and urban designer who's practiced from coast-to-coast. 

Daryl Rantis




On a personal note, I'm devastated to hear of the sudden loss of my friend Daryl Rantis last night. Daryl and I worked together on a couple of occasions, and leaves behind a great family and many, many friends. Always fun to be around, it's a huge understatement to say that Daryl was also a very talented architect. His work was recently recognized in Houzz, winning a "Best of" badge in 2014.

In our new age of ever-present media and social media, I don't even know how to proceed when something sudden and shocking like this happens. Posting here or on Facebook seems like such a cheap substitute for the old ways. I debated whether or not to even write anything. But in the end, it's one outlet I have at my disposal, and hopefully a few more people can learn about a great guy. My condolences to all close to Daryl - it's a sad day for all of us.