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Kahn, Albert

(kän), 1869–1942, American architect, designer of factories, b. Germany. He organized a large office in Detroit that applied the techniques of mass production to architecture, and he designed a great number of factories, war plants, and naval bases. Kahn was a pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete and steel. From 1928 to 1932 he was in charge of the industrial building program in the USSR.

Bibliography

See G. Nelson, Industrial Architecture of Albert Kahn, Inc. (1939).

Kahn, Albert

(1869–1942)
German-born American architect who formed a practice with his brothers Julius and Moritz; designed industrial buildings for automobile manufacturers Packard, Ford, and Chrysler.
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Albert Kahn, a young, Detroit-based architect, took the lead in designing large, low, sprawling factories for the automobile and other metal-working industries, often using a system of reinforced concrete developed by his brother Julius.
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Conversely, French students were offered the opportunity to study in America (and elsewhere) through scholarships underwritten by the philanthropist and internationalist Albert Kahn.
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It's considered a landmark and is the only commercial building in Ann Arbor designed by noted architect Albert Kahn, who also designed several major buildings on the University of Michigan campus in addition to well-known automotive plants in the Detroit area.
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Lawrence Tech's architectural engineering program meets a great need in the construction industry, which suffers from a a lack of building-oriented design engineers," said Gordon Holness, president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and chairman emeritus of Albert Kahn Associates Inc.
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