In 2012, KAI Design & Build opened an Atlanta office, and with it, added a major planning and urban design focus to the firm. Herman Howard, NOMA, ULI, Vice President & Director of Planning and Urban Design, leads KAI’s Atlanta office and planning efforts, using his wealth of previous work experiences as well as his presence at Georgia Tech College of Architecture, where he is a professor teaching Architecture and Urban Design studios.

With every project, KAI brings the ability to take a large-scale look at an area, analyze its strengths and weaknesses, and create a plan that thoughtfully connects elements while making best use of land and properties, and celebrating the area’s unique characteristics and potential.

KAI’s planners and designers also have specialized expertise in transit-oriented development (TOD) and disaster recovery assistance.

Planning Services

  • Master Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Site Selection
  • Disaster Recovery