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Albion native named CEO of country’s oldest architectural firm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Kirk Narburgh worked on new Hoag Library, several projects at Albion Central School

Photo by Tom Rivers – Kirk Narburgh speaks during an informational meeting last May about a $14.3 million capitol project for Albion Central School. Voters approved the project that will address numerous maintenance issues and infrastructure upgrades.

SYRACUSE An Albion native, Kirk Narburgh, is the new chief executive officer and managing partner of King + King Architects LLP. The Syracuse firm touts itself as the country’s oldest architectural firm going back five generations.

Narburgh has worked there for 27 years. He succeeds Peter King as CEO.

“Our transition planning began several years ago,” Peter King said in a news release. “Together, with the other partners, senior-leadership team and staff we are ready to lead the firm forward and continue our legacy for which King + King Architect’s has been known for over 147 years.”

Narbugh, a partner with the firm since 2001, will lead 48 full-time employees.

King + King has worked on projects in Albion, including the new Hoag Library and several building expansions and renovations at Albion Central School.

Narburgh, a registered architect and a landscape architect, has 33 years of experience in total.

“It is an honor to be a part of the King + King family, and I look forward to working with the current and next generation of partners and firm leaders,” Narburgh said.

Narburgh is also an adjunct professor at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, where he has taught for the past 25 years. His mother, Sharon Narburgh, owns Narby’s Superette and Tackle in Carlton.