Robert Kahn, creator and editor of the City Secrets series, is principal and founder of the award-winning firm Robert Kahn Architect in New York. A recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, he has received numerous awards from the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). His work has been featured in Architectural DigestThe New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times, among other publications. He has taught design at Columbia University, Ohio State University, and Yale University, where he held a Davenport Chair Professorship, and was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Washington University School of Architecture, and the Glassman Prize for Design Excellence from Yale University.

His clients include Haverford College, the Classic Stage Company, and Lincoln Center theaters, in addition to many individuals from the creative arts. He was selected by Richard Meier as one of thirty-six international architects to design a home for “Houses at Sagaponac” in Sagaponack, New York.

His wife, Fiona Duff Kahn, is the managing editor of Fang Duff Kahn Publishers, which they founded together in 2009. They live in New York with their daughter, Kiki Fang Duff Kahn.