Veteran Designers and former PPK Principals Craig R. Pryde, AIA, LEED AP and David M. Kennedy, AIA, LEED AP, to Head Up New Chicago Office
OAKLAND, CALIF. – Award-winning national architecture and planning firm KTGY Group, Inc. www.ktgy.com, answering the strong demand for innovative design solutions in Chicago, announced today that it has opened a new office in downtown Chicago, IL to expand its services in the mid-western United States. The new studio will be headed by veteran designers Craig R. Pryde, AIA, LEED AP and David M. Kennedy, AIA, LEED AP, former principals of PPK Architects, as principals of the new studio.
“The opening of the new studio in downtown Chicago strengthens KTGY’s national presence and provides a greater depth and breadth of services to a wider range of clients and projects in the Midwest,” said KTGY CEO Tricia Esser.
“David and Craig bring over 50 years of combined experience as designers in the Chicago area,” said Esser. “They have a proven performance record, an impressive portfolio, and have worked together for more than 23 years. Their successful partnership is a perfect fit for KTGY’s well-defined team philosophy.” KTGY’s collaborative partnership structure organizes specialized studios of seasoned professionals and staff for specific project types and/or geographical areas.
Pryde has designed and managed commercial and residential projects of all sizes from new construction to renovation, adaptive reuse and expansion of existing buildings including historical structures. Kennedy has extensive experience in the design of mixed-use residential projects and urban in-fill development projects including large scale commercial and low, mid and high-rise residential developments.
Pryde says of the merger, “We are excited about joining KTGY and expanding the firm’s presence in the Midwest. The combination of KTGY’s tremendous resources and portfolio of experience will provide our clients with an even broader range of services, thought leadership and design excellence.”
Kennedy adds, “We admire KTGY’s creative work and reputation for establishing industry trends. Now with our colleagues on both the west and east coast, we can share vital research and insights on design and planning trends to assist our local and national clients position their projects and communities ahead of their competition.”
“We are pleased to have a diversified team in place to better serve our clientele as well as enhanced capabilities to attract new clients and expand into new geographical markets,” said Stan Braden, Chairman of the KTGY Group Board of Directors.
The combined firms will provide architectural and planning services to clients in single-family, multi-family, civic/recreation, commercial office and retail, financial, medical/healthcare, hotels/hospitality, mixed-use and international markets. KTGY’s award-winning residential portfolio includes age-targeted design — from Millennials and students to Baby Boomers, Seniors and Service-Enriched living environments.
KTGY’s new office is located at 343 W. Erie Street, Suite 220, Chicago, Illinois 60654.
About KTGY Group
KTGY Architecture+Planning, established in 1991, is a national award-winning firm providing comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, commercial, healthcare, civic, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market and consumer trends, and financial performance. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., Denver, Colo., Chicago, Ill., Tysons, Va., and Pune, India. See www.KTGY.com.