architecture and urban design


Ted Kane,  Principal, Design Director

Ted Kane is the founder and design director of Kane AUD a NYC based architecture and urban design practice he established in 2012.  Kane AUD approaches its work with desire for making more than just great buildings but also for bringing a consideration of the areas around them. Ted has over 20 years of architectural experience including residential, commercial and cultural projects.  Prior to establishing his office, Ted spent 12 years as a project architect at Morphosis working in Los Angeles and Shanghai on numerous award-winning projects.

Ted received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Architecture degree from the UCLA and is a registered Architect in New York and California. 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.

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 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 AUD, 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.

In addition to leading Kane AUD, Ted has maintained a prominent role in the research on Contemporary Urbanism. His writings on Los Angeles were 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