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Mike Alost, center, with his family, from left, brother, Wes Alost, mother Alma Alost, wife, Becky, and daughter and her husband, Melissa and Nathan Adams at the Texas A&M College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni ceremony. 

KDC’s senior vice president-development Michael A. Alost, has been recognized as an Outstanding Alumni of Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture. Alost joins an elite group, comprised of fewer than one percent of alumni, in receiving the highest honor bestowed to Texas A&M graduates by former students. He spent a large portion of his early career as an architect and developer based in Shreveport.
His firm designed several landmark projects across the state including restoration of the Immaculate Conception Church in Natchitoches as well as the Biomedical Research Center, Sci-Port Discovery Center and the Shreveport Convention Center.

Mike Alost, right, accepts a plaque from the head of the Architecture College at Texas A&M.

Relocating to Dallas, Alost joined KDC Real Estate and Development in 2013. Since that time, he has led KDC projects valued at more than $3.6 billion and has distinguished himself as a leader and humanitarian. Notable project experience includes Frost Bank headquarters in San Antonio, Toyota North American Headquarters in Plano and CityLine, home to State Farm and Raytheon, in Richardson, Texas. The 2021 Outstanding Alumni were honored at the Hilton College Station and Conference Center in College Station, Texas, Feb 10 for their contributions to their industries.
This article published in the Feb. 26, 2022, print edition