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Kraig Kalashian

Managing Partner + Founder | KKAD


Kraig Kalashian is the Managing Partner and Founder of Kraig Kalashian Architecture and Design (KKAD) a multi-disciplinary Design and Development firm based in Newark, NJ.   Kraig’s interest in Architecture started at a young age while watching the Brady Bunch.  With dreams of grandeur he imagined one day living in a house with a bright orange laminate kitchen and a grand open staircase.  After graduating from New York Institute of Technology, Kraig worked for Brennan Beer Gorman Monk in NYC where he surveyed every room of the Plaza Hotel in three short months.  In that moment, his love affair with Hospitality Design was born.  More than two decades later, KKAD has become an award winning firm with a particular passion for taking the road less traveled and pushing the limits of possibility in Hospitality Design.  In 2017, the firm was recognized with a Gold Key nomination as well as Top Firm honors from NEWH for the New York City chapter.

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