Brian Kidd
Partner, AIA, LEED AP BD + C

Brian has contributed over 30 years of his career to the growth and evolution of the firm, offering senior design and project management expertise on major urban residential, mixed-use, commercial office, and institutional projects of varying size and complexity. His specialized experience in residential and mixed-use high-rise centers is represented by such projects as: LEED® Silver K2 at K Station; LEED® Gold Alta at K Station; Next Apartments; Kenect Chicago; Hudson Tower; and 465 North Park (pursuing LEED® Certification). Brian shares involvement in advancing the firm’s sustainable design strategies and the ongoing development of the firm’s recruitment programs.

Brian’s early interest in architecture was expressed in designing and building tree-houses in the foothills of California. He began his career in earnest as a draftsperson and designer at Muncie Urban Design Studio, Muncie, Indiana. He later relocated to San Jose, California, where he served as an architectural intern at  McClellan & Copenhagen before beginning his professional career at K + CZL Associates as an architectural technician on restoration and renovation projects.

Education Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning at Muncie, Indiana, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, 1985
Active Licenses/Certifications Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Wisconsin
Accredited Professional by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD + C)
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago
Professional Associations American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), Member
The Chicago Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Corporate Member
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Corporate Member
City of Park Ridge Appearance Commission, Chairman
Park Ridge Historical Society, Trustee