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Leslie Kahn, Principal


 
Background

Mr. Kahn, a licensed Electrical Engineer, has a wide range of international experience in the field of electrical systems design, project management, and management of multi-disciplinary projects as applied to commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial projects.

A native of South Africa, Mr. Kahn began his career in Cape Town. His early success quickly propelled him into a management role with Hill Kaplan Scott and Partners, an engineering firm with 13 offices and over 400 employees. The experience of working with a large firm both prepared him for the challenges of leadership and formulated his appreciation for meticulous communication between project participants.

Mr. Kahn came to the United States in 1987 and worked with the New York firms of Herbert Kunstadt Associates, Cosentini Associates, and Flack+Kurtz, where he met his future partner Ivan Pollak. Mutual appreciation for each other produced discussions of a future partnership that was realized in 1991 when Mr. Kahn joined IP Group.

Education

Bachelor of Sciences in Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1962

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1985

Teaching

Parsons School of Design:  1995 to the present

Environmental Technologies at the School of Architecture, Master of Architecture Program

 

 

In addition to expert engineering abilities, Mr. Kahn’s experience with finance and business management contributes to each project as clients benefit from good team leadership and attentive cost management.



Project Examples

Brooklyn Union Gas Meter Operations Facility, Greenpoint, NYColumbia Law School, New York, NY
Denver Center for Performing Arts, Denver, CO
Deutche Bank US Headquarters, New York, NY
Drexel Burnham Lambert Data Center, Wehawken, NJ
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Corporate Offices, New York, NY
Louis Armstrong Cultural Center, Queens, NY
Rite Aid Corporate Headquarters, New York, NY
Trust Bank Center and Data Center, Cape Town, South Africa

Professional Affiliations

Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire and in South Africa

South African Association of Consulting Engineers, Past Chairman

 

 

   

 

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