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    KTGY Architecture + Planning Completes Sixth School Year Mentoring High School Students in LA see more

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    LOS ANGELES – International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today the firm’s Los Angeles office has completed its sixth year of teaching and mentoring students attending Bell High School in the City of Bell, Calif. Through the ACE (Architecture-Construction-Engineering) Mentor Program Los Angeles, volunteer mentors and staff from KTGY’s Los Angeles office provide Bell High School ACE students with bi-weekly hands-on learning activities and classes relating to the field of design-build to educate, mentor and inspire these students throughout the school year.

    In addition to supporting the ACE Mentor program, KTGY gives an annual monetary donation to the ACE Mentor program, which provides scholarship money for ACE Mentor program graduates. According to Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, managing principal of KTGY’s Los Angeles office, “KTGY’s ACE mentors and volunteers plan, coordinate and deliver a substantive bi-weekly program that educates 20 Bell High School students annually about the design and construction industry.”

    KTGY Project Manager Anabel Martinez,has been involved in the ACE Mentor Program for nearly 14 years and was selected as the ACE Mentor Los Angeles “Architect Mentor of the Year" in the past for her mentorship, team leader activity, and dedication to the growth and impact of ACE Mentor Los Angeles at Bell High School.

    Martinez is the liaison for KTGY’s ACE Mentor volunteer staff members and Maria Setaro, project associate, has served as the team leader in charge of planning and coordinating mentor activities and lessons. She has been assisted by Fernanda Frisby, senior designer; Jose Cerezo, senior job captain; Arthur Zohrabians, project associate; and Liz Vento, project associate. Oliver Inauen, project manager, has been involved with the West Los Angeles ACE Mentoring Team.

    “At KTGY, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with the students at Bell High School,” said Martinez. “Introducing them to career possibilities in the construction and design industry sparks their excitement and this is contagious! Some of our students are the first in their family to attend college or trade school. The ACE Mentor program is a great example of how doors can open when you share your life with young people.”

    Setaro adds, “One of the many things I look forward to is the interaction with our students. We get inspired and motivated with their energy and creativity to develop design activities. We also strongly promote team collaboration and mentorship to the students. These two are very applicable not only in the classroom but in a real-world setting. Greater achievements can be accomplished when you support, contribute, and elevate your team; and both KTGY and ACE are great examples of cultivating team player attitudes.”

    Last year, KTGY volunteers and the Bell High School Ace Mentor program students toured the landmark Wilshire Grand Tower that was under construction at the time in downtown Los Angeles. “The students learned about the site complexities and limitations of building this 73-story high-rise, which will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and is designed to sway up to eight feet in each direction during an earthquake,” said Martinez. “Everyone’s favorite part of the tour was taking the construction elevator up to the 65th floor and enjoying the amazing views of Los Angeles.”

    The group also visited the Frank Gehry exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Martinez said, “Several of our students had never been previously to LACMA or even to an art museum. These kinds of activities serve to inspire and spark the imagination.”

    The ACE Mentor team will launch the new 2017-2018 program in September. For more information about ACE Mentor Program, see www.acementor.org

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning
    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit www.ktgy.comFacebookTwitterLinkedIn
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    Gold Nugget Awards recognize those who improve communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development

    IRVINE, Calif. – International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s designs and planning were recognized at the 2017 Gold Nugget Awards ceremony for the firm’s work on nine different developments. The awards honor the firm's wide range of capabilities, excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues in attached, detached, sustainable communities, mixed-use, transit-oriented developments and senior housing.


    KTGY earned top honors in the prestigious Gold Nugget Awards design and planning competition for site planning and architecture for attached, detached and an innovative net-zero energy concept home that was on display at 2016 Greenbuild Conference in Los Angeles. KTGY’s awards totaled three Grand Gold Nugget Awards and eight Merit honors in the annual Gold Nugget competition.

     

    KTGY’s Grand Award winners are as follows:          


    Best Multifamily Housing Community - 18-30 du/acre 
    Cleo at Playa Vista in Playa Vista, Calif. 
    Builder & Developer: Brookfield Residential 

    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Age Qualified Senior Living Community - For Sale/Rent 
    Regency at Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nev. 
    Builder & Developer: Toll Brothers, Inc. 

    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Residential Housing Community of the Year - Masterplan
    Wallis Ranch in Dublin, Calif. 
    Developer: Trumark Communities 
    Builders: D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, KB Home, Pulte Homes, 
    Taylor Morrison, Trumark Homes, Warmington Residential 
    Architects include both KTGY Architecture + Planning and Dahlin Group

     

    The following residential communities earned a Merit Award:

    Best Multifamily Housing Community - 18-30 du/acre 
    777 Hamilton in Menlo Park, Calif. 
    Developer: Greenheart Land Company 
    Builder: W.L. Butler Construction, Inc. 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best On the Boards Multifamily Community 
    Fourth Street East in Oakland, Calif.
    Developer: Carmel Partners 
    Builder: CP Construction West, Inc. 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Single Family Detached Home — 2,000 to 2499 sq. ft. 
    Regency at Summerlin, Wakefield Plan, in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Builder & Developer: Toll Brothers, Inc. 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Senior Housing Community - On the Boards 
    The Crossings Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Las Vegas, NV 
    Developer: The CALIDA Group 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Residential Housing Community of the Year - Best Community Site Plan
    Wallis Ranch in Dublin, Calif. 
    Developer: Trumark Communities 
    Builders: D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, KB Home, Pulte Homes, 
    Taylor Morrison, Trumark Homes, Warmington Residential 
    Architects include both KTGY Architecture + Planning and Dahlin Group


    Best On the Boards Site Plan 
    777 Middlefield in Mountain View, Calif.

    Developer: Fortbay LLC 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    Best Affordable Housing Community — 30 to 60 du/acre
    Heritage Square Senior Apartments in Pasadena, Calif.
    Developer: BRIDGE Housing Corporation 
    Builder: Dreyfuss Construction 

    KTGY Architecture + Planning is the Executive Architect. Steinberg Architects is the design architect.

    Best Zero Net Energy Home Design 
    KB Home ProjeKt Concept Home in Los Angeles, Calif. 
    Builder & Developer: KB Home 
    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    The oldest and largest program of its kind—now in its 54th year—the Gold Nugget Awards program recognizes those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. The competition is open to builders, developers, architects and land planners with projects in the United States and all international countries. Sponsored by BUILDER magazine, the Gold Nugget Awards program is the premier event of the annual PCBC, the nation's largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region. Grand Award winners emerged from the Award of Merit circle, and all were celebrated at the PCBC Closing Ceremonies & Gold Nugget Awards Presentation on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. For information about Gold Nugget Awards, see: www.goldnuggetawards.com.

     

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning


    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit www.ktgy.com.

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    Model Grand Opening, Saturday, April 22nd

    Modern Design Includes Rooftop Decks and Views

     

    SILVER LAKE, Calif. - Planet Home Living has unveiled COVO, a collection of 10 sleek, small-lot homes in the heart of Silver Lake. The community includes a new, fully-furnished model home set to grand open on Saturday, April 22nd and is open “by appointment only” prior to the grand opening.


    “With its modern design and desirable location close to everything – yet hidden on a quiet street in Silver Lake – we are already experiencing high demand at COVO,” said Planet Home Living CEO Michael Marini. “The response is similar to what we experienced at Prism in nearby Eagle Rock, where homes sold out in a matter of weeks.”


    Both communities are designed by international award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning. KTGY has more than 900 homes in various stages of construction developed under the Los Angeles Small Lot Ordinance, which it helped to formulate with the City of Los Angeles.

     

    Rendering by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    COVO is a community of structurally independent, detached single-family residences.  With no shared walls, the homes strike an ideal balance for home buyers who seek spacious, eco-friendly living that is easy to care for and close to where they work and play. The location near Sunset Blvd. puts owners in the heart of Los Angeles’ thriving urban core, close to boutiques, restaurants, nightlife, markets and recreational opportunities at the nearby Silver Lake Meadow and dog park (adjacent to Silver Lake Reservoir). At the same time, COVO is nestled on a quiet residential street.  Echo Park is nearby and it’s a quick commute by car or public transit to Downtown L.A. The entertainment hubs of Burbank, North Hollywood and Studio City are easily accessible.

     

    Planet Home Living is a forward-thinking builder that understands the complexities of urban infill development and contextual design principles as well as the needs and lifestyles of today's buyers who want to own a single-family home but also live in an urban, amenity-rich walkable and established neighborhood.

     

    Layout and Design
     

    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, COVO seamlessly integrates with its desirable urban surroundings. Standout design elements include soothing colors and metal siding that combine to create sophisticated exteriors. The innovative floorplans emphasize elevated outdoor spaces – either large decks or rooftop terraces – all of which offer vistas of the surrounding hills.


    “The metal siding adds an industrial-modern tone to the homes that will maintain its striking, ‘rusted’ patina over the years,” said KTGY Principal Alan Scales, AIA. “As for the floorplans, the 10 homes distinctively maximize their square footage with open kitchen/living spaces and private indoor-outdoor experiences that capture the fantastic views, each in their own way. The whole community fits together like an intriguing puzzle.”


    Layouts offer 3 bedrooms, up to 3 1/2 bathrooms and approximately 1,860 to 2,000 square feet of living space.  Each detached COVO residence features a rooftop deck or large balcony for relaxing alone or dining with friends. A ground-level bedroom may flexibly serve as office or studio space, ideal for professionals who work at home. Each home has an attached, private 2-car garage with direct home access and plenty of storage. 

    Prior to its grand opening date on April 22nd, COVO is open by appointment only on Waterloo Street in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Pricing starts at $1,059,000 and the interest list is growing quickly.  Stop by the grand opening on April 22nd or call today to schedule a private tour.

     

     

    About Planet Home Living

    Founded in 2007, Planet Home Living is a full-service real estate building and development company that is dedicated to the creation of unparalleled living environments. From conception to exit, Planet Home Living remains focused on the complete development of a project, which includes strategic acquisition, distressed workouts, land entitlement, design, bidding, construction and sales. Planet Home Living's passion is for environmental architecture that will stand the test of time. www.planethomeliving.com

      

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning

    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Visit www.ktgy.com

     

    Anne Monaghan

    MONAGHAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    anne@MonaghanPR.com 
    830.997.0963

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    AIA, Director, Design at KTGY Receives 2017 National AIA Young Architects Award see more

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    IRVINE, Calif. – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced Benjamin Kasdan, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, director, design for KTGY Architecture + Planning’s multifamily studio, is a recipient of the 2017 AIA Young Architects Award. Young Architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age. This national award, now in its 24th year, honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. Kasdan and 13 other award recipients will be honored at the upcoming 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida, held on April 27-29. 



    David Senden, principal and board of directors, KTGY Architecture + Planning said, “Ben Kasdan combines artistic sensibility with design acumen and dedication to the profession of architecture. All of us at KTGY are so happy to celebrate with Ben on the occasion of this well-deserved honor from the AIA.”



    Kasdan has played a pivotal role in real estate projects located throughout California, along the East Coast, and overseas for more than a decade. Focusing on the sustainable design of multifamily, mixed-use and infill-housing development, he’s a team leader in the firm’s Irvine, Calif. office. Creating fresh designs that relate to the existing neighborhood and developing new thinking about living more comfortably in smaller spaces such as at AVA H Street in Washington, D.C. and at The Maxwell in Arlington, Va., are great examples of his team’s design. These designs have been acknowledged with awards from Best in American Living (BALA), Multifamily Executive (MFE) and Great American Living (GALA), among others, for the highest design quality. Other noteworthy designs include 2125 Franklin in Eugene, Ore., located within minutes of the University of Oregon campus, and housing more than 700 university students; and m.flats Crystal City in Arlington, Va., a high-rise mixed-use apartment community with a rooftop amenity. 



    In addition, Kasdan chairs the firm’s licensure committee and recently became an NCARB licensing advisor. In 2014, he traveled to all five of the firm’s offices to assess each or their needs and resources. His tour culminated with the creation of online resources to aid in licensure, hosted on the firm’s intranet and easily accessed by all employees.



    Kasdan is currently the 2016-17 vice president of AIA California Council’s Academy for Emerging Professionals, a volunteer leadership group that represents students, associate members, and young architects. His personal commitment to mentoring and serving the profession is further evidenced by his passion to assist those still in school. In addition to serving as an architectural design critic at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Orange Coast College, he contributes articles and blog posts on topics related to sustainable architecture and multifamily housing to various industry publications.



    About The American Institute of Architects
    Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.



    About KTGY Architecture + Planning
    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit www.ktgy.com.

     

    Contact:     Anne Monaghan                                      
                        Monaghan Communications                              
                        830.997.0963  

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    Ryan Flautz Named Associate Principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Flautz to associate principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning. Flautz joined KTGY in 2011 and has more than 25 years of residential design and project management experience. Flautz formerly served as executive director, production in KTGY’s Los Angeles office.

    Flautz has an extensive background in construction documentation and techniques, quality control, staff development and a strong knowledge of federal and state building codes. Some of his recent projects include Skylar at Playa Vista in Playa Vista, Calif.; Amelia at Bay Meadows and Landsdowne at Bay Meadows in San Mateo, Calif.; and Communications Hill in San Jose, Calif.

     

    “We are grateful to Ryan for his outstanding contributions to KTGY,” said Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of KTGY’s Los Angeles office. “He is dedicated to our clients and design excellence. He brings a wealth of technical and construction experience to each project.”

     

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning
    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit www.ktgy.com.

     

    Contact:   Anne Monaghan                                          
                        Monaghan Communications                  
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    Awards pay tribute to superior architectural design and planning

     

    IRVINE, Calif. – International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s designs were recognized at the National Sales and Marketing Awards gala (known as The Nationals℠), one of the building industry’s most prestigious events. Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council, the gala took place on January 10, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, during the 2017 International Builders' Show (IBS). The Nationals℠ gala celebration draws more than 1,000 attendees who gather for this black-tie event at IBS. The awards pay tribute to superior design and planning as well as new-home sales and marketing achievements by individual sales and marketing professionals, homebuilders and associates, and sales and marketing councils.

     

    Trumark Communities’ Wallis Ranch in Dublin, California, designed by KTGY and Dahlin Group Architects, along with Gates & Associates as the landscape architect, won top honors as the Master Planned Community of the Year at the NAHB’s 2017 The Nationals℠ Awards on January 10. The 184-acre master-planned community features a variety of single-family detached homes and townhomes. Wallis Ranch will deliver more than 800 new homes within eight neighborhoods to the Bay Area region that has seen a significant increase in housing demand. To create a tranquil enclave that appeals to buyers’ active lifestyles, Trumark Communities has dedicated over half of the master plan’s acreage to parks, open space and a water-quality basin. Community amenities also include trails and a community clubhouse with pool and fitness center.  

    Cleo at Playa Vista in Playa Vista, California, received the Gold Award for Best Architectural Design of an Attached Home Plan. Located within the walkable and amenity-rich master-planned community of Playa Vista, Cleo provides luxury single-level living in four-story stacked flats by Brookfield Residential. Each unit is directly accessed by way of an elevator opening to a personal lobby space, providing residential privacy and establishing convenient access to Plan 3’s private three-bay garage. The award-winning Plan 3 features a private ground-floor living suite with its own entrance, perfect for multi-generational families, home office or visiting grandkids. The plan’s second level has an expansive great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious private deck, continuing the entertaining space outdoors. With one unit per floor and no shared walls, residents have an abundance of natural light in every room. The large master suite plus two additional bedrooms and a flex room off the great room and deck provide ample opportunities for personalization. Cleo at Playa Vista offers residents magnificent views, a resort gym, public parks and close by access to shops, restaurants, entertainment and employment.

    Mason at Playa Vista received the Silver Award for the Attached Community of the Year. Mason at Playa Vista also provides single-level living within the highly desirable master-planned community of Playa Vista. The six-plex stacked flats by Brookfield Residential feature an unconventional mix of modern and traditional architecture with a blend of brick and beachside accents, creating a unique coastal feel. Mason, tucked away against the bluffs, offers residents picturesque views enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows in the expansive great room and private patios. Elevators located on the interior of the building serve two residences per floor, allowing a more private feel. Each unit has a private two-car garage with elevator access; plan three offers ground-floor entry and bedroom suite, ideal for guests or multi-generational families.

    Regency at Summerlin, The Wakefield Plan in Las Vegas, Nevada received the Silver Award for Best Architectural Design of a Single-Family Detached Home 2,000 to 2,499 Sq. Ft. Designed for the luxury 55+ buyer, this gated community offers three distinct home collections by Toll Brothers. The desert contemporary exteriors feature stone and a neutral color palate, allowing the homes to reflect the rugged desert terrain, while the clean modern lines of the home sit in stark contrast. Courtyards establish the initial entertaining location and welcome guests into the foyer with raised ceilings and sightlines through to the covered back patio. Expansive multi-panel sliding doors open to the rear yard, unifying the indoor and outdoor spaces. Keeping the sleeping rooms on one side of the home, this plan establishes entertaining and shared space that is unique from the sleeping space.

    Los Altos, The Verano Plan, also in Las Vegas, received the Silver Award for Best Architectural Design of a Single-Family Detached Home 3,501 to 4,000 Sq. Ft. Flexibility was a driving factor in the design of this plan by Toll Brothers. Separate flex spaces linked by covered outdoor space, multi-generation living spaces and dual master designs allow buyers to create a home tailored to their specific lifestyle. The Verano's elaborate courtyard and open rotunda foyer welcome guests. Two different lot sizes (70x120 and 80x120) were created in order to achieve different plan feels while maintaining the average target lot size.

    Anthem House in Baltimore, Maryland received the Silver Award for the On-the-Boards Community (Under Construction On – Not Yet Open For Sale or Rent). Developed by The Bozzuto Group, Anthem House is a 292-unit mixed-use project located on a prominent site facing the Baltimore Harbor in Locust Point-Ft Mc Henry neighborhood. The building massing displays a “Z”-shape plan maximizing the unit vistas and creating two distinct courtyards facing the city and the harbor. The two main building highlights, a 3,500-square-foot sky lounge and a residential tower entry, work as main urban markers facing the neighborhood and the harbor. The metal tile steel/zinc alloy utilized in the building’s façade reflect the light and activate the urban skyline. The 19,000 square feet of retail activate the streets and serve both residents and the community at large.

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning
    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit www.ktgy.com, Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, InstagramVimeoYouTube

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    The City of Lake Elsinore Gives the Green Light for Development of New Mixed-Use Center


    IRVINE, CALIF. – International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today that Orange County-based Civic Partners, the developer of Artisan Alley at The Diamond, a unique retail development located in western Riverside County in the City of Lake Elsinore, Calif., designed by KTGY, recently received approval from the city council and planning commission.

     

    Located near the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium, the proposed retail development will bring a creative, commercial destination, which is expected to energize the adjacent area. Capitalizing on the craft brew craze, Artisan Alley will offer a variety of craft breweries as well as complementary non-traditional food offerings and retailers. Plans call for 95,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space and a 130-room hotel on 11 acres at the northeast corner of Diamond Drive and Malaga Road.


     
    “We are ecstatic the City of Lake Elsinore was so receptive to the overall vision and design of Artisan Alley,” said Simon Perkowitz, AIA, PE, principal of KTGY’s Retail Studio in Irvine, Calif. “This project will surely become a premiere retail destination for not only residents of Lake Elsinore, but visitors from all over Southern California. Artisan Alley will offer a place to gather and relax, plenty of shade, awnings, meandering walkways, landscaping and lighting elements, which all contribute to the ambiance and an enriched customer experience.”


    Perkowitz adds, “The key is in the details and amenities. The architectural style is inspired by the repurposing of old industrial warehouse sites and includes a mix of brick, distressed wood, corrugated metal and steel accents.”
     

    According to Civic Partners, Artisan Alley will be built in two phases, the first phase will consist of the construction of a 7,000-square-foot restaurant building, 21,500 square feet of brewery space, 11,200 square feet of retail, and a 6,700-square-foot pad building for a restaurant and/or shop space. Groundbreaking will commence in early 2017 with an estimated completion in 2018.

     

    “Our team came through with a complete and high-quality design that was enthusiastically approved by the City,” said Jeff Pomeroy, PE, vice president development with Civic Partners. “We worked closely with the City of Lake Elsinore in arriving at a solution that works for both the community and consumer’s needs. Artisan Alley will offer a restaurant and retail option that residents and visitors are looking for. It will create an excellent synergy with the Diamond stadium and other adjacent residential and sports oriented developments.”

    About Lake Elsinore
    The City of Lake Elsinore is home to more than 61,000 residents and is ranked as the 3rd fastest growing city in Riverside County and 5th fastest in California. With thousands of acres of available land strategically located along the “I-15 Corridor” of Southwest Riverside County between Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, the City of Lake Elsinore is ideally positioned for continued growth and investment for many years to come. The population within a 15-mile trade area includes more than 500,000 with the annual retail trade potential of almost $2 billion. Coined the “Action Sports Capital of the World,” Lake Elsinore is home to Southern California’s largest, natural freshwater lake, world-class skydiving, championship minor league baseball, Southern California's only high-speed boating zone, a renowned motocross track and much more. In addition, the City welcomes thousands of visitors each year for several recreational and action events including Storm Baseball, the Lucas Oil AMA Regional and National Championships, NJBA Jet Boat Races, the Lake Elsinore Grand Prix, and Dream Extreme Fishing Tournament. See www.lake-elsinore.org

    About Civic Partners
    Civic Partners and its affiliates have been active in real estate development since the 1970's, with several decades of combined specialized experience in partnering with public agencies. The company has capitalized on its development expertise and ability to work with various government agencies in creating significant real estate projects through public/private ventures. Civic Partners was founded by Steven P. Semingson in response to a growing demand for experienced firms capable of assisting public agencies in the development of economically viable projects. Civic Partners specializes in bringing together public and private interests to deliver what the community desires: high-quality development that adds value to the community. See www.civicpartners.com

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning
    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit www.ktgy.com, Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, InstagramVimeoYouTube

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    John Danielian, Managing Principal of Danielian Associates; Cassie Cherry, Director of Marketing for Danielian Associates; and Michael Medick, a registered architect and urban planner with KTGY Architecture + Planning, will be speaking Tuesday, January 10 at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida.

     

    The BIA of Southern California (BIASC) members will be discussing affordable housing options for millennial buyers, inter-generational households, and move-down buyers across the country.

     

    The advanced session, titled “Attaining Affordable Housing with Unique Density Solutions” will offer “’beyond the box’ design and density solutions that make housing affordable and prove that amazing designs don't always need to come with a steep price tag.

     

    This session will also focus on the ‘missing middle’ types of housing, including varying densities, compatible forms, blended neighborhoods and integration of shared community spaces—all of which are used to create vibrant neighborhoods that are sought after by all generations.”

     

    The 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS) will take place January 10 through 12 displaying 565,000 net square feet of exhibits and more than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers of the latest and most in-demand products and services. NAHB IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting more than 60,000 visitors from 100 countries.

     

    Participants for the “Attaining Affordable Housing with Unique Density Solutions” session must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend.

     

    NAHB is also offering 1.00 CE hour(s) of continuing educational credit, NKBA is offering 0.1 CEU(s), and AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s) to session attendees. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

     

    The session, on Tuesday, January 10, will take place in room W311C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

     

    Learn more about and register for the session here.

     

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    Building Industry Association (BIA) Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Honors KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez see more

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    LOS ANGELES – At an awards gala held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on the evening of December 6, 2016, the Building Industry Association (BIA) Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter presented Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the Los Angeles office of KTGY Architecture + Planning, with its TED Humanitarian Award. This award is bestowed upon a BIA member, public official or an exceptional industry leader who invests their time, energy and resources to help others obtain basic life necessities, food, and/or shelter and for their contributions to the industry.

    “I am honored and humbled to accept this award,” said Gonzalez. “I am grateful to the BIA and for Tom DiPrima of The Chadmar Group for nominating me. Los Angeles tops the nation in the number of chronically homeless people and nearly all of them sleep on the streets. I know that it the BIA’s hope that we can shine a brighter light on this issue and together we can make a difference.”

    Earlier this year, Gonzalez was elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his work in senior housing. Election to Fellowship recognizes not only his achievements as an individual architect but also his significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.Gonzalez also received the NAHB 55+ Housing Council’s inaugural Associate of the Year Award, which recognizes an active NAHB 55+ Housing Council member who supports the building industry with exceptional service and/or a quality product; and has achieved success through innovation, financial success and integrity.


    Last year, as a tribute to his lifetime body of work, Gonzalez was inducted into the Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence in Washington, D.C., awarded by Hanley Wood’s Builder magazine. Gonzalez’ architectural achievements are also known internationally and he was recently invited to speak at the International Symposium on Development, Design and Planning of Senior Living Communities in Qingdao, China to introduce new design concepts for China’s ever-growing and underserved senior population. He was also a speaker on housing at the 1st International Conference of the Americas in Mexico City.

    Throughout his career, Gonzalez has held a variety of leadership positions in industry associations including BIA, National Association of Home Building (NAHB), and American Institute of Architects (AIA).Currently, Gonzalez serves on the NAHB’s Multifamily Leadership Board and is a trustee on the NAHB’s 55+ Housing Council Board. Additionally, Gonzalez holds the position of Vice-Chair of ULI’s Lifestyle Residential Development Council-55+. He has served on the Board of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and was the Design Trends Forum Chair for PCBC. He has also chaired the Senior Housing Symposium in both New Orleans and Philadelphia, which attracted over 1,200 attendees.

    Some of the local organizations that he has assisted include the Union Rescue Mission, Habitat For Humanity, Wounded Warrior, Homeboy Industries, Red Cross, California School for the Blind, and Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. He has also been a personal sponsor of The Painted Turtle events, which provides opportunities for children to attend a camp, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and Boyle Height’s Dolores Mission, among other charities.

    KTGY has a culture of giving back and is currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary in business by highlighting 25 Acts of Gratitude. Highlights from KTGY’s 25th Anniversary Acts of Gratitude include Habitat for Humanity build days where staff members from various offices had the opportunity to spend a day working to build a home for a family in need. The firm’s Making a Difference Program invites staff members to apply for funds to support organizations that are near and dear to team members’ hearts. This year, through the Making a Difference Program, KTGY supported employees’ commitments to feeding the homeless at Thanksgiving time, building parks on vacant lots, and educating girls in need. Several team members volunteer with the ACE mentor program, inspiring high school students to pursue careers in the architecture-construction-engineering field. In India, KTGY’s Pune office supports an orphanage and school for girls, assisting in making higher education possible for some. To learn more about KTGY’s Act of Gratitude, click here.

    Founded in 1991, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit ktgy.com

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    Anne Monaghan
    MONAGHAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    anne@MonaghanPR.com 
    830.997.0963

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    Contact:
    Anne Monaghan
    Monaghan Communications
    830.997.0963

    International Award-Winning KTGY Architecture + Planning Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 25 Acts of Gratitude

    IRVINE, Calif.  – International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning, one of the nation’s leading full-service architecture and planning firms, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in business, by highlighting 25 Acts of Gratitude.

    “We are grateful for the opportunities we have to work on outstanding developments, with excellent developers and builders, and we continue to elevate our work with the quality of the architecture we deliver,” said Jill Williams, AIA, chairman of KTGY Architecture + Planning. “At 25, we are really just getting started!”

    “We are so proud of where we’ve been and even more excited about where we are going,” said Tricia Esser, KTGY’s CEO. “This is a growing and busy time and we have so much to be thankful for.”

    “With seven offices, our talents and relationships have led us to become involved with charitable organizations across the country and even around the world,” Esser added. “With 25 Acts of Gratitude, we are celebrating 25 of the ways we have immersed in our communities.”

    Highlights from KTGY’s 25th Anniversary Acts of Gratitude include Habitat for Humanity build days where staff members from all seven offices have the opportunity to spend a day working to build a home for a family in need.  The firm’s Making a Difference Program invites staff members to apply for funds to support organizations that are near and dear to team members’ hearts.  This year, through the Making a Difference Program, KTGY supported employees’ commitments to feeding the homeless at Thanksgiving time, building parks on vacant lots, and educating girls in need. Several team members volunteer with the ACE mentor program, inspiring high school students to pursue careers in the AEC field.  In India, KTGY’s Pune office supports an orphanage and school for girls, assisting in making higher education possible for some. To learn more about KTGY’s Act of Gratitude, click here.

    To view a quick two-minute video of some of KTGY’s award-winning designs and on the board projects, click here.

    About KTGY
    Founded in 1991, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit ktgy.com