architecture and urban design


Ted Kane,  Principal, Design Director

Ted Kane is a licensed architect and founder of Kane A|UD. Ted has over 19 years of architectural experience including residential, educational, office, and commercial projects. Prior to establishing Kane A|UD, Ted was a project architect and designer at Morphosis for 12 years working with Pritzker Prize award winning architect Thom Mayne. Recently, Ted served as Project Architect for the award winning Cornell University Gates Hall in Ithaca NY, and the Giant Group Headquarters project in Shanghai China while with Morphosis. Ted's experience in all aspects of a projects development including extensive 3D BIM modelling and coordination assures that design quality can be maintained from early design all the way through construction completion. Having worked on projects in Europe, the United States, and Asia, Ted has a unique understanding of both the Western design process and technology and how it can adapt to the speed and fast growth of Asian Development. 

With Kane A|UD, Ted has founded an office with an focus on exploring new ideas and methods of design that maintain a rigorous attention to quality design and construction.

Ted received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky School of Architecture, and his Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. He is a NCARB certified licensed Architect in New York and California and LEED AP certified. Ted has been a guest critic or lectured at numerous universities, including: Syracuse, University of Southern California, Tongji University, Architectural Association Beijing Winter School, Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, Xian University of Architecture, and Ku-Shan Unversity in Taiwan.

In addition to leading Kane A|UD, Ted has maintained a prominent role in the research on Contemporary Urbanism and nomadic culture through the editing of the magazine Polar Inertia. His writings on Los Angeles urbanism were recently featured in the publication The Infrastructural City, published by Actar press as well as in his own book Polar Inertia: migrating urban systems, published by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.

Ted Kane, AIA   Principal, Design Director

Ted Kane, AIA  
Principal, Design Director

Professional Certifications
New York State Architecture License
California State Architecture License
Certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
American Institute of Architects, Member
USGBC Certified LEED Architectural Professional
International Passive House Association (iPHA), Member