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Kimberly Nelson Montague, AIA, New President of Albert Kahn Associates

May 8, 2023
Kimberly Nelson Montague, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, NCARB, was elected as Albert Kahn Associates’ (Kahn) new President. Kimberly will be the firm’s 12th president and 1st woman to lead the 128-year-old A/E firm.

“Kahn is continuing its legacy of innovation as a leader in person-centered environments, the alternative energy industrial revolution, and the advanced technology that pushes the boundaries of the human experience,” explained Kimberly. “I am honored to be the next President and look forward to being a champion for our teams to continue to deliver environments that revolutionize our client’s businesses and grow Kahn’s markets.”

Kimberly Nelson MontagueKahn’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, Alan Cobb, said, “This is very exciting to have Kimberly become the 12th President of Albert Kahn Associates. With her diverse portfolio and leadership experience, Kimberly was a logical choice to carry forward the Kahn legacy. Kimberly and I have worked together for many years. She has a passion for the best design solutions to advance our clients goals and exceed expectations.”

Kimberly is the recipient of the 2022 Gold Medal from AIA Detroit and Healthcare Design Magazine previously recognized her as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in healthcare design. She is a Trustee for the Michigan Architectural Foundation and current President and founding member of Women in Healthcare Michigan. Kimberly was President of AIA Detroit, Director of AIA Michigan, and Director of Design Consultation for Planetree International.

She is passionate about well-being and designing environments that appeal to all senses. With over 30 years of experience as an architect, Kimberly will apply her expertise in evidence-based design, lean principles, and sustainability to mentor new architects and shape the firm’s future.

“Innovation and collaboration are in the firm’s DNA. Our teams continually hone their craft to deliver extraordinary projects for a diverse range of clients. As a champion for mentorship and inclusivity, I am passionate about setting Kahn up for another 100 years of success,” explained Kimberly.