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Arlan Kay

Arlan Kay
Architecture Network, Inc.

116 East Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

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  • Architecture and Construction

Arlan Kay has over 35 years of experience with residential, commercial and educational projects - many involving historic structures. Much of Mr. Kay's private practice has revolved around saving older buildings and as a result, multiple projects have been named to the National Register of Historic Places following completion of restoration work. Mr. Kay's commitment to saving older buildings has made him active in local urban planning and land use issues. He was instrumental in the creation of Wisconsin's Historic Building Code and developed standards of equivalent safety and a structural calculation system. Some notable projects include the conversion of the 1855 Mann Homestead into the Quivey's Grove restaurant, restoration work on the Washington and Lincoln County Courthouses, the conversion of Jefferson's Fire House #12 into commercial offices and additions, remodeling and restoration for Shullsburg's 1890 High School. Over the last couple of years he has been working with a number of Wisconsin's historic county courthouses. The exterior restoration of the Monroe County Courthouse received a Wisconsin State Historical Society award and awards from the National Association of Builders and Contractors and the National Roofing Association.

Do you have an eye for building design? Could a career in architecture bring out your imagination? Learn about the world of an architect, from one of Wisconsin’s best known architectural professionals. Arlan Kay will share ideas on what traits make a good architect, what kind of training is involved and where the industry is headed. (Running Time 23:02)