New KTGY-Designed Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development in San Francisco Moves Forward

“The architectural intent is to create an elegant building that blends references to the industrial past of South San Francisco with a more contemporary language,” said Sara Fernandez, director of planning for KTGY’s Los Angeles office, who presented the design plan to the City Council. “The design establishes a strong architectural presence that anchors the corner, with pedestrian-oriented retail lining the sidewalks and a large front plaza that will activate the corner. It is our hope that the new development, in conjunction with the new Community Civic Campus, will serve as a catalyst for future transit-oriented development in the area.”

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Jessica Musick Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Musick as a shareholder. Musick, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Based in the firm’s Oakland, California office, Musick joins other KTGY Oakland shareholders: Jill D. Williams, AIA, principal and chairman of the board; and Bill Ramsey, AIA, NCARB, principal.

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Wil Wong, AIA, Joins the Board of Directors of KTGY Architecture + Planning

“KTGY’s board of directors is elected by the firm’s shareholders and sets the big-picture vision for direction, fiscal well-being and the growth of the firm,” said Tricia Esser, KTGY CEO. “Wil Wong has proven to be a valuable leader at KTGY. His work and ethic exemplify our commitment to continually searching for better. We are excited to recognize his contributions to KTGY with his election to our board.”

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Oakwood Olympic & Olive by KTGY Architecture + Planning

KTGY Architecture + Planning has designed Oakwood Olympic & Olive at 1001 South Olive Street.  The development combines fully furnished apartments with the latest amenities, hotel-like services, and a modern design befitting its location in DTLA’s booming South Park neighborhood. “We love working in South Park with all it offers and all that it is becoming,” said KTGY Principal David Senden. “We wanted to make the most of this relatively compact site and so we arranged the south-facing third-floor pool deck for maximum sunlight, and wrapped the deck around the corner of the building to provide great views of the neighborhood.”

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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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