hane Kindschi graduated from Asheboro High School in 1996 at the age of 17. Within weeks he was accepted into the first Prince of Wales’s Summer School in Architecture and the Building Arts. Held for the very first time in the United States, the six week graduate studies program commenced at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The course continued at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and then Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC, before concluding in Richmond, Virginia, where students proposed a new urban plan for the Monroe Ward district within the city.
 




Prince Charles meets with Shane - 1996

 

During the first week of the program, Shane had the distinguished honor to meet with HRH The Prince of Wales (above) and share with him his drawing of Biltmore House. Shane's work was greatly appreciated by fellow students and faculty alike, and he soon received a full scholarship to study at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture in London. To this day, Shane Kindschi retains his status as the youngest student in the prestigious Institute's history.

 


Shane stands with his drawing of Biltmore, in progress, at age 15 - 1994

 

t the age of 15, Shane began drawing America's largest home: Biltmore House. It took nearly eighteen months and over 1000 hours to complete. Once finished, it was quickly embraced by the entire Biltmore company and acclaimed as the most accurate and detailed drawing in existence of the house. Original size prints of Shane's drawing of Biltmore were first released in December 1998, and a year later a reduced size print of the original drawing was produced as well. It has since become the #1 selling art print of Biltmore House of all time and has been circulated worldwide.

 

oday, Shane continues to work from his home and studio in North Carolina, which he founded in 1996. Over the past decade he has worked on a variety of long term design projects, encompassing many distinct areas of intellectual property protection. Shane has received several commissions for artwork and design, but has accepted very few for reasons of integrity. Subsequently, his originals are extremely rare and extremely valuable. Shane continues to promote his print of Biltmore House through signings throughout the year held exclusively at Biltmore. More recently Shane has pursued his greatest artistic passion: filmmaking. He has worked in the North Carolina film industry since 1998 in nearly all departments. Additionally, Shane can often be found hiking the mountains of North Carolina and photographing their scenic beauty. Since 2005, Shane has spent each semester mentoring young people, in a wide variety of artistic disciplines, which he considers to be his greatest calling.

 

ost important of all, Shane identifies himself first and foremost as a Believer of Jesus Christ. Shane's ultimate goal in life is to glorify the Lord with everything he does and to honor Him with all that he has been blessed with.

"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, have the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others." Philippians 2:1-4