KAI announced the hiring of Mark Talbot, AIA, LEED AP, as senior project manager at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office.

As a senior project manager, Talbot acts as the primary point of contact and liaison between the client and design team. He is responsible for the internal and external success of the project design, schedules, deliverables and budgets while facilitating a collaborative team within a multi-discipline environment.

With more than three decades of industry experience working in Dallas, Talbot’s prior positions include interior architect at Moore Design Group, project architect at Wilson Kullman McCord, and team leader and project manager at Interior Architects.

“Mark joining the KAI Design team in DFW is another terrific addition,” said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. “He brings a robust portfolio and seasoned experience to his new role at KAI. His proven history as an industry talent that has consistently achieved outstanding projects and client satisfaction aligns well with our mission here at KAI. Mark’s passion and energy for outstanding architecture blends the technically sound and beautifully executed with a thoughtful journey for our clients.”

Talbot has a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered architect in the State of Texas and recently became a member of the American Institute of Architects, receiving the AIA designation. He has also achieved LEED AP and LEED AP ID+C accreditation.

Talbot is an award-winning architect who has received numerous industry awards and recognitions for design, performance and sustainability. His expertise has been focused on providing strategic planning and master planning services for clients’ corporate campuses and leading new mission-critical facility projects, many of which have earned LEED certifications.

Talbot enjoys volunteer work and has worked with organizations such as The Art Institute Mentor Program, IIDA Forum Chairperson, Strategic Justice Initiatives of Dallas and PRC Compassion. He has also previously held the position of adjunct instructor at Dallas College.