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Media Kit

We take great pride in our history and the overall integrity of the Albert Kahn Family of Companies. In order to disseminate accurate and up-to-date information on our company we have provided this media kit that includes basic facts about the company as well as guidelines for logo and graphic usage. If there is any additional information that is not included in this section or elsewhere throughout the site, please feel free to contact marketing at kahn@akahn.com.

FACT SHEET

Established:

1895

Locations:

Detroit, MI
São Paulo, Brasil

Entities:

Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Kahn Global Services, Inc.
Kahn Facility Management, Inc.
Kahn Program Management, Inc.
Kahn South, Inc.
Kahn do Brasil Ltda.

President & CEO:

Alan Cobb, FAIA, LEED AP

Certification:

ISO 14001:2004
ISO 9001:2008

Licenses:

Architectural license in 35 states
and two Canadian provinces.
Engineering license in 49 states.

LOGO AND GRAPHIC USAGE

The Albert Kahn Family of Companies brand identity guidelines are made available to approved vendors and media outlets. The following logo files may be downloaded. Other versions of the Kahn icon and graphic library may be made available upon request.

For Web For Print

The Kahn icon may be represented in one of the three approved colors: Pantone 281, Black or White. Any inappropriate usage of this artwork is prohibited. These files shall not be manipulated in size or color for any reason.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

For latest news regarding the Albert Kahn Family of Companies please visit our In the News section to download complete PDF versions of our most recent press releases. To schedule a media interview, obtain project or personnel photography or to gather more information on Kahn, please contact Marketing.

RESEARCH ON ALBERT KAHN

The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library holds many collections on Albert Kahn. The Albert Kahn Papers offer researchers the opportunity to study the correspondence, transcripts of speeches, photographs and architectural drawings of the preeminent, American, industrial architect. The Albert Kahn Family Papers collection holds the personal correspondence of Albert and his wife Ernestine, family photographs and a folder of materials related to the community's efforts to "Save Old Main." In addition, images of 273 of Albert Kahn's sketches of European architecture, drawn during his trips of 1891, 1911-1912, 1920, and 1924-1925, are available for online viewing at the website of the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

The Albert Kahn Papers at the Bentley Historical Library
On March 21, 2003 (the 134th anniversary of Kahn's birthday), the Albert Kahn Family of Companies donated this collection to the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan to ensure the conservation and accessibility of these papers. Through this gift, Kahn has shown its commitment to preserving the legacy of Albert Kahn, whose factories on five continents influenced the development of industrial architecture and whose commercial, residential and institutional buildings define the character of Detroit and the University of Michigan today. The collection encompasses many linear feet of correspondence, transcripts of speeches, newspaper and journal articles and photographs of projects under construction and following completion, as well as thousands of architectural drawings of over 100 of his buildings.

The Albert Kahn Papers are comprised of six series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Photographs, Photographs of Completed Buildings in Leather Portfolios, Audio-Visual Materials and Project Records. The narrative and visual materials in these series illuminate the breadth of Kahn's career from Job Number 1, Braceford House (ca. 1896), designed shortly after the founding of his first firm, Nettleton, Kahn and Trowbridge, to his last great project before his death, the Ford Motor Company Willow Run Bomber Plant (1941). In pairing the textual materials with the photographs and architectural drawings associated with his buildings, this collection offers a rich perspective on the master architect himself, illuminating his personal views on his own architecture and its place in a changing and often tumultuous world. The finding aid for this collection can be found on the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library.

Related Materials at the Bentley Historical Library
The Albert Kahn Family Papers were donated in 2002 by Carol Kahn, daughter of Albert Kahn's son Edgar. Included in this collection are the personal correspondence of Albert and his wife Ernestine, family photographs and a folder of materials related to the community's efforts to "Save Old Main" (1989), University of Michigan Hospital, which her grandfather designed in 1919. The finding aid for this collection can be found on the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library.

Related Materials at the University of Michigan
Images of 273 of Albert Kahn's sketches of European architecture, drawn during his trips of 1891, 1911-1912, 1920, and 1924-1925, are available for online viewing at the website of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The Museum of Art holds these drawings in its permanent collection. They may be accessed through the University of Michigan Museum of Art website.

Other Sources of Information
Additional sources you may wish to refer to when researching the works of Albert Kahn can be found in the bibliography. Good luck with your efforts!


Detroit, Michigan São Paulo, Brasil