Solidifying our 30-year commitment to New York City, we’re happy to announce Rich Kahn as the Office Practice Leader of our New York City Office. Rich, who has spent his career working in the New York market, will focus on strengthening our brand and impact throughout the Tri-State Area. In this role, he will focus on the growth and advancement of the office, as well as community and client engagement, staff growth and development, and the pursuit of new business and client opportunities.
Rich has been a senior leader in our NYC office for nearly seven years, most recently serving as a Principal and co-leader of our local Health Practice. His healthcare experience is multifaceted, including buildings and spaces of all types, from small renovations to large scale, multi-million dollar facilities. Recent projects include the new Huntington Hospital Emergency Department on Long Island; Richmond University Medical Center Emergency Department; the new Advanced Surgical Pavilion at North Shore University Hospital; the Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center in Florham Park, New Jersey; and numerous projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Reflecting on Rich’s new leadership role, Robin Cibrano, executive director of office strategies at CannonDesign, noted it was a no-brainer to put Rich in this position. “Time and time again Rich has demonstrated his commitment to our firm, whether through successfully leading projects, engaging with clients, mentoring staff or driving new business. He also lives and breathes the New York way of life, and understands the unique challenges and opportunities our community and clients face,” he said.
When it comes to practicing design, Rich is quick to say that there are few places in the world that are more exhilarating and complex than New York. “The city is overflowing with culture and diversity and new developments and community projects are popping up everywhere. At the same time, the density and size of the city brings its fair share of social, economic and environmental challenges. So there are definitely good opportunities to be realized and challenges to be solved – and I look forward to ensuring our office uses design to address both as we grow our presence in the area,” he said.
In addition to working with some of the leading healthcare institutions in the region, CannonDesign serves the education, science & technology and corporate/commercial markets. Recent work in these industries includes Pratt Institute’s new residence hall, New York Mercantile Exchange’s renovated NYC office, and the repurposing of three off the NYC Public Library’s Carnegie branches.