Herman H. Howard Joins Firm as Director of Planning & Urban Design

KAI Design & Build recently opened an office in Atlanta, GA and hired master planner and urban designer Herman H. Howard. 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 President Michael Kennedy. "More specifically, with the acquisition, we can now offer planning in our other offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Alternately, we can offer all of our existing services to Atlanta such as architecture, MEP engineering, interior design, and program/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.

Howard has a Masters of Architecture in Building Design from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Southern California. He is currently a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Architecture and Urban Design Studio, and an Academic Advisor for the Student National Organization of Minority Architects - Atlanta Chapter. He is as member of the National Organization of Minority Architects and Urban Land Institute.