Kindschi graduated from Asheboro High
School in 1996 at the age of 17. Within weeks he was accepted into the
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 speaks with Shane at Biltmore House in 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's drawing of Biltmore House in
progress at age 15.
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.
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.
important of all, Shane identifies himself first and foremost as a
Follower 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
"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."