Tag: KTGY Architecture + Planning

KTGY Architecture + Planning Honored with Six Best of 55+ Awards

KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s designs were recognized at the 2018 NAHB Best of 55+ Awards. The awards honor the firm’s excellence in designing active, age-qualified communities. The Best of 55+ Housing Awards are the industry’s only national awards program honoring excellence in building design, marketing and lifestyles.

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KTGY’s Community Planning and Urban Design Studio Unveils Adaptive Reuse and Development Plan for Chapman University

KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that after four years of careful planning and collaboration, Chapman University’s latest development project has been approved by the City of Orange, California. The project includes a new 402-bed student apartment building for upperclassmen alongside the adaptive reuse of one of the most valuable historic resources in Old Towne Orange, the Villa Park Orchards Association Packing House.

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Construction Begins on KTGY-Designed Baby Boomer Apartment Community in Denver

KTGY Architecture + Planning announced that Avenida Partners, LLC has begun construction of a new 230-unit service-enriched rental community for active adults age 55 and better in the metro Denver. According to KTGY Principal Terry A. Willis, AIA, LEED AP, “This handsome 55+ community embraces both Rocky Mountain and Denver skyline views, while giving residents vibrant living options through upscale amenities on site and connections to what the entire metropolitan region offers by nearby access to the Oak light rail station on the W Line.”

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360 5th Street in San Francisco’s SoMa District Gets Green Light

“The building faces 5th Street, a major arterial, and is bound by Clara Street and Shipley Street,” said Jessica Musick, Associate Principal in KTGY’s Oakland office. “The side streets are narrower ‘living streets’ where the intention of the city is to create residential enclaves. The architecture facing the living streets is designed at a smaller scale, with street-level front doors and stoops. We have also included references to the San Francisco tradition of bay windows. The bays provide both character and texture to the building façade at the same time, filling the residences with light and directed views to the outside.”

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KTGY-Designed Perch, a new transit-oriented urban village in Dublin, Calif.

Perch is one of the first modern-style housing developments in the city of Dublin, according to Williams. “The exterior is detailed in a sleek contemporary fashion with bold accents of glass, color and metal,” noted Williams. “We also worked closely with architectural color consultant Michelle Bridges to bring something fresh to the marketplace.”

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KTGY Principal Simon Perkowitz, AIA Presents “What Should I Do with My Vacant Big Box”

According to Perkowitz, there are many important factors that need to be considered when making the decision to tear down the building or reuse it including zoning, building codes, visibility, customer entrances, signage, fire and vehicular access, vertical transportation, loading conditions, tenant access, utility service, trash and recycling programs and parking requirements

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KTGY-Designed Anthem House Honored by Delta Associates

Anthem House is a 292-unit mixed-use multifamily rental community in Baltimore developed by War Horse Cities, The Bozzuto Group and Solstice Partners, and designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning. Located on a former industrial site at 900 E. Fort Avenue, facing the Baltimore Harbor in the historic Locust Point-Fort McHenry neighborhood, the building massing displays a Z-shaped plan maximizing the unit vistas and creating two distinct courtyards facing the city and the harbor. The base, middle and top articulate the massing, while two urban setbacks, corner and entrance court, engage with the streetscape.

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Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight

Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight


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