KAI announces the hiring of William Allen, AIA, NCARB as Director of Architecture of its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

As the Director of Architecture, Allen provides strategic leadership to the architectural staff in KAI’s Dallas-Fort Worth office, which includes quality control, mentoring, design collaboration and constructability.

“Will plays a vital role in influencing, motivating and challenging the design staff in their professional development,” said KAI President Darren L. James. “He also works with the executive staff to develop project workplans as well as maintain budgets and profitability goals. We welcome his extensive experience and congratulate him on joining our team.”

Prior to KAI, Allen worked as a Project Manager for two years at D2 Architecture in Dallas and as a Program Manager for nearly 15 years at RHA Architects, also in Dallas. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE).

Allen resides in Waxahachie, Texas with his wife Mellisa and two children. When not working, he is a soccer referee and mentor for the Waxahachie and Road Oak Soccer Associations. He is also an assistant soccer coach for Storm FC and a Boy Scout Adult Leader.