KAI Design & Build Hires Atlanta Master Planner/Urban Designer Herman H. Howard

KAI Design & Build recently acquired Atlanta, GA-based master planner and urban designer Herman H. Howard of Studio H Urban. Howard will join KAI as Vice-President - Atlanta, Director of Planning and Urban Design.


"This strategic step allows KAI to offer planning services nationwide, as well as establish a presence for all existing KAI services within the Atlanta marketplace," said KAI CEO Michael Kennedy. "More specifically, with the acquisition, we can now offer planning in our other offices in St. Louis and Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas.  Alternately, we can offer all of our existing services to Atlanta such as architecture, MEP engineering, interior design, and project and construction management. Atlanta is a key location because it is not too far from our headquarters in St. Louis and it allows KAI to have a presence in the southeastern portion of the United States.  From Atlanta, we can reach all of the surrounding states from South Carolina, Alabama, to northern Florida.  This creates a triangle of coverage between Missouri, Texas and Georgia. 


Prior to joining KAI, Howard was the Co-Founding Partner/CEO/President  of Studio H Urban. He had previously worked six years in HOK's Atlanta office as Principal of the Aviation & Transportation Group before founding Studio H Urban.