• Legendary architecture and engineering firm publishes its story
• Over 300 pages dedicated to important projects from the last 125 years, with archival photographs, architectural drawings and little-known facts
• Essays by 28 authors such as Kahn scholars, family members, past and current employees
125+ years – Six continents – 45,000 projects. The Art of Collaboration and Innovation: Albert Kahn Associates celebrates the important work of history
most prolific and versatile international architecture firm. Albert Kahn is
synonymous with 20th century industrial giants, elevating factory design
to a legitimate architectural practice. He influenced contemporaries such as
Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le
Corbusier, paving the way for the modern movement. Albert is only part of
“When you write the story, credit it to Albert Kahn Associates [Architects]
and Engineers, Inc., rather than to me personally. After all, I’m like the
quarterback on a football team. Without the teamwork of my associates, I
would be nothing. -Albert Kahn.
In the company’s first comprehensive history book, readers will discover how
Kahn reflected the industrious spirit of the times, creating architecture that advanced his client’s work in every market.
Arguably the most innovative initial conception was the creation of a collaborative architecture and engineering practice under one roof, which continues today. Thousands of men and women have left their mark on this company and its projects.
Essays are included from 28 authors – Kahn scholars, historians, longtime customers, Kahn family members, as well as current and past Kahn employees. Together, these unique perspectives shape new understanding and reveal little-known facts about Kahn’s legacy – a legacy of innovation that we will continue to shape in the years to come.
The Art of Collaboration and Innovation: Albert Kahn Associates is published by Visual Profile Books, New York (311 pages, 188 color and 146 black and white images with 43 drawings, hardcover with dust jacket). To purchase books, please visit our website: AlbertKahn.com.
About Albert Kahn Associates
Albert Kahn Associates was founded as one of the nation’s first integrated architectural and engineering firms. Today, Kahn is still headquartered in Detroit and lives in the Kahn-designed Fisher Building. Kahn produces important
industrial and automotive facilities, research and test spaces, academic and educational buildings, hospitals and healthcare spaces, corporate office campuses, and urban development and waterfront projects. Kahn’s Expertise
encompasses architecture, engineering, interior design, program management and general planning.
“Our overarching goal for the future is to provide the highest quality service, guided by Kahn’s values - integrity, professionalism, respect, pride and passion,” explained Alan Cobb, FAIA, CEO and President of Kahn. “Our legacy is built on quality and speed to market because our teams understand that time is money. Our great people bring innovation to every project, and we look forward to the many exciting projects on deck.