Kahn, Albert

Kahn, Albert kän [key], 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.

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

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