Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay, Wisc. Photo courtesy of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Established: 1895

Staff: 250

Locations: Detroit; Birmingham, Ala.; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Juarez, Mexico

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Care Centers, Cancer Centers, Diagnostic and Treatment Centers, Education/Research, Heart Centers, Medical Office Buildings

Services: Architecture, Commissioning, Consulting, Engineering, Field Representation, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Planetree Design, Program Management, Simulation and Operations Analysis, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note:

University of Alabama at Birmingham Palliative Care and Comfort unit, Birmingham, Ala. Photo courtesy of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare—Integrated Hospital Campus [Elmhurst, IL] 2010

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital [West Bloomfield, MI] 2008

Kishwaukee Community Hospital [DeKalb, IL] 2007

Aurora Health Care—Numerous Projects [Eastern WI]

University of Michigan Health System—Rachel Upjohn Building (Ambulatory Psychiatry & Depression Center) [Ann Arbor, MI] 2006

Contact Information:

Robert F. Sharrow, AIA, ACHA

7430 Second Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202

Ph. (313) 202-7819 Fax: (313) 202-7319



Sparrow Health System—Healing Garden, Lansing, Mich. Photo courtesy of Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1895 and headquartered in Detroit, AKA has been called one of the most progressive planning, design, and management firms in the industry. Throughout our 111-year history, we have evolved to increase our sphere of customers, diversify our service offerings, and expand our geographic presence, all without compromising the practices that enable us to lead the most complex of undertakings.

Aside from flexibility, adaptability, and a focus on quality, what else keeps us at the top of our game? The answer is 250 talented, creative professionals who are passionate about their jobs. These solution providers, located in offices worldwide, continuously challenge and inspire each other to create places where people love to go. Our employees create environments that help others to think better, learn better, heal better, play better, and perform better. By constantly pushing and encouraging each other, we at AKA are well conditioned to meet the changing needs of clients in the healthcare, commercial, educational, automotive/industrial, research & technology, urban design and planning, and government sectors.

In 2006, AKA earned an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility and was named one of Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.