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Marissa Kasdan, director of KTGY’s R+D Studio, relocates to firm’s Tysons, Virginia office

Marissa Kasdan, director of KTGY’s R+D Studio, has relocated from KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Irvine, California office to the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office where she is expanding the nationwide scope of KTGY’s R+D Studio. In her role, Kasdan leads the creation and execution of R+D projects at KTGY, exploring new and emerging ideas related to building design and technology.

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KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Tysons office welcomes Lauren Young as regional development director

Lauren Young has joined the Tysons office of KTGY Architecture + Planning as regional development director. In her new role, Young is responsible for strengthening and growing client relationships in the Washington, D.C. Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast regions of the U.S. and contributing to the firm’s client-focused initiatives. The Tysons office of KTGY focuses on architecture and planning for residential and mixed-use developments from for-sale single-family residential to multifamily communities, ranging from affordable to luxury.

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KTGY Architecture + Planning receives 2019 Gold Nugget Award honors

Selected by a panel of top industry experts who reviewed 600+ entries, these award winners showcase the most exciting trends in design, planning and building. At the 56th Annual Gold Nugget Awards, KTGY was recognized in categories including a special award of excellence, best affordable housing community, best supportive/transitional housing, best multi-family housing community, best senior living community, and more.

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KTGY-designed Granada Hotel & Spa commences construction in downtown Morgan Hill, Calif.

“The architectural design thoughtfully marries traditional with modern and incorporates vintage brick veneer, wood, steel, and other materials that reference the local palate and setting,” said Sean Martino, director in KTGY’s Los Angeles office. “A special design element is the Krion façade system with translucent panels and integrated lighting, which will create a dynamic façade at the corner of Monterey Road and East 1st Street.”

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KTGY Architecture + Planning welcomes Christine King as regional development director

King is working in collaboration with Jeremy Agraz, KTGY’s national development director, and Denver office leaders: Terry Willis, AIA, LEED AP, principal, BILL Ramsey AIA, NCARB, LEED AP principal and Nathan Sciarra, AIA, NCARB, associate principal.  The Denver office of KTGY focuses on high-density residential, mixed-use architecture and for-sale residential developments.

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KTGY Introduces a Modular Housing Concept for Student Living

Universities are struggling to meet the housing needs of their students and KTGY Architecture + Planning’s R+ D Studio has come up with an innovative solution. It is called, “Mod Hall,” a new modular concept featuring suite-style units, living-learning environments, high-quality activity and study spaces, digital mail rooms and social hallways to address the high demand for student housing.  

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Palmea community’s eco-friendly design unveiled in North Hollywood

Planet Home Living has unveiled Palmea, a highly anticipated community of eight detached, modern new homes in North Hollywood. “Palmea offers something truly unique with its location on a quiet street, yet walking distance to the NoHo Arts District with endless restaurants, shopping, and more,” said Planet Home Living CEO Michael Marini. “It’s a unique opportunity for families looking for a modern, new home in an established, amenity-rich area.”

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KTGY Architecture + Planning Restores Historic Anaheim White House Restaurant

KTGY Architecture + Planning announced that the Anaheim White House Restaurant, owned by world-renowned chef, restaurateur, author and humanitarian, Sir Bruno Serato, has risen from the ashes after a devastating fire on February 4, 2017, which ravaged nearly the entire restaurant housed in a historic 1909 Colonial-style mansion in Orange County, California.

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Small-Lot Homes Expand to Larger Uses with KTGY’s Space-Efficient Design

As the small-lot concept grows in popularity, Scales envisions more commercial sites taking this form: “Most small-lots are developed on one to three residential parcels so we’re going larger here. And this scale helps attract the larger builders accustomed to building large-scale neighborhoods.  As these developments grow in size they begin to create new neighborhoods, as opposed to just being part of an existing neighborhood.”

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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