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American Building

60 EpisodesProduced by Michael GravesWebsite

American Building, hosted by Atif Z. Qadir, Sponsored by Michael Graves & REDIST, shares how iconic buildings came to be from the perspective of their developers, investors, and designers. These innovators discuss on a deeply personal level what they faced over the course of the entire building proc… read more


The Client’s Desire | Kirk Mitchell

Today, our guest is architect Kirk Mitchell. Kirk is the founder and principal at AKT Designs, an architecture and interior design firm based in Bergen County, New Jersey. We will be talking about 432 Woodland, a spectacular renovation of a single-family home in the Palisades, a stunning cliffside area of northern New Jersey. Listen in as we discuss how the pandemic has impacted residential design, the best ways to narrow down unlimited options while designing with a client, and Kirk’s renovation process that focuses on maximizing the value of a home while making sure his client’s dreams come true, no matter how eclectic.   

About Kirk: 

Today, our guest is architect Kirk Mitchell. Kirk is the founder and principal at AKT Designs, an architecture and interior design firm based in Bergen County, New Jersey. He focuses on residential projects across New York and New Jersey. That includes new construction and renovations of single-family and multi-family buildings. He has particular expertise in combining historic details with modern technology, having completed over 80 townhouse projects as AKT Designs, and previously as the Director of Design & Construction for Dixon Advisory, an Australian investment company focused on metro New York City.

About your host: 

Atif Qadir is the Founder & CEO of REDIST, a technology company making it easy for commercial real estate professionals to find and use the $100B of real estate incentives given out every year in the US.

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