Tunice Keith Blair was born in 1924 in Wichita, Kansas. He attended the Kansas State Architecture school in Manhattan, KS, graduating in 1952. He then moved to Rochester, NY for a 2-year apprenticeship where he helped modernize the New York state building codes. Following his time in Rochester, he moved back to Kansas and practiced architecture for a number of years designing numerous office buildings and homes in the Wichita area. He continued his career by joining the US Air Force reserves serving 20 years before retiring to be an architect for the Kansas State Board of Education where he approved plans and renovations across the state. He died in 1993.