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Kate Allen

Kate Allen is the President and principal shareholder of Allen Architectural Metals, Inc. a nationally recognized and award-winning architectural metal restoration firm. During her sixteen-year career, she has directed historically significant restoration and redevelopment projects for AAM including: the Woolworth Building, the Waldorf Astoria, Carnegie Hall, the US Capitol Dome, Michigan Central Station, Cadillac Book Tower, and the Lincoln Memorial. Prior to Allen, Kate gained valuable experience in the fields of architecture, construction, and real estate development.

Kate is a Guest Lecturer at Pratt Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in Brooklyn, New York. She is also an active member of the Association of Preservation Technology and currently serves as Vice President of the Eastern Great Lakes Chapter. She has lectured at both the New York City Landmarks Commission and the Historic Districts Council on her firm’s technical expertise. She has given multiple presentations on “The Carbon Impact of Reglazing vs. Replacing Windows” with NSG Pilkington highlighting her work in Detroit for the restoration of the Albert Kahn Office Building.

Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from University of Alabama, Birmingham.