bottom-line focused green design
James Kuester founded Küster Dental Office Design in 2002, specializing in a full range of interior design services for dental offices. With a strong emphasis on interior branding, green design, and ergonomic design, the goal behind each Küster design project is to grow the client’s practice. By seeking to understand and shape emotions, James works closely with his clients to create interior spaces that attract customers and keep them coming back. As a LEED® Green Associate, James is experienced in applying design principles that reduce his clients’ energy costs and carbon footprint without incurring increased construction and remodeling costs.
James is a regular lecturer on dental office and green design with frequent appearances at the IU School of Dentistry, and as part of the Indiana Dental Education and Resource Association Speaker’s Bureau. His “Designing the Green Dental Office” presentation was included in the inaugural Green Dentistry Conference. James also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in the interior design department at The Art Institute of Indianapolis. With offices in Indianapolis and Wisconsin, James is on the road regularly, meeting with clients and speaking with dentists about their design needs.
James is a founding member of the Indiana Dental Education and Resource Association and also serves as its Executive Director. James is a frequent writer on dental office design, green design, and interior branding. His work has been seen in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, and High Point, and has been featured in Building Excellence in Design and Construction, Indianapolis Woman, Metropolis, Metropolitan Home, Home Décor Buyer, Elle Décor, Indianapolis Monthly, Indianapolis Home, Shelter, and The Columbian.