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Manny Gonzalez FAIA, LEED AP


Manny Gonzalez


Manny Gonzalez is the managing principal for KTGY’s Los Angeles office. He is responsible for the design, land planning and production of residential and mixed-use developments throughout the U.S., including active adult and affordable multifamily communities as well as mixed-use residential, office and/or hotel/hospitality with retail.


In 2016 Mr. Gonzalez was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. 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. Mr. Gonzalez was also recognized in 2015 by Builder magazine for his legacy of delivering remarkable residential design with his induction into the prestigious Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence.


During his more than 25 years of practice in residential development, Mr. Gonzalez has won numerous awards for his innovative designs including Gold Nugget, Best in American Living, NAHB Best of 55+ Housing and Pillars of Industry. Mr. Gonzalez also and received the LEED for Homes Multifamily Project of the Year Award for the Platinum certified community Primera Terra in Playa Vista, CA. Another LEED Platinum community designed by Mr. Gonzalez, Skylar at Playa Vista, recently won eight awards at the International Builders’ Show including a Special Innovation Award for its unique vertical triplex design. This is Mr. Gonzalez’s third Innovation Award. Mr. Gonzalez has been featured in Builder & Developer’s list of “Who’s Who in Home Building” for many years and Green Home Builder magazine awarded him 2012 “Architect of the Year” for his forward-thinking NetZero ABC Green Home design and his outstanding contributions to the home building industry. He was also recognized as NAHB’s inaugural “55+ Associate of the Year” at the 2016 International Builders’ Show.


Mr. Gonzalez has written and contributed to scores of articles on residential design and is the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) chair for 55+ Housing online magazine and an EAB member for 50+ Builder magazine. Mr. Gonzalez has presented his observations and case studies to audiences at local, regional and national conferences as well as the 1st International Housing Conference of the Americas in Mexico City and was recently invited to speak at the International Symposium of Design of Senior Living in Qingdao, China. An eighth generation native of Los Angeles, Mr. Gonzalez loves to ski, golf and fly-fish when not working on new designs.


Master of Architecture
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Architecture
University of California, Berkeley


Licensed Architect – AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, MA, MD, MI, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA

LEED Accredited Professional

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB, Certification


American Institute of Architects – Fellow

NAHB 55+ Housing Council Industry Council - Trustee

ULI Lifestyle Residential Development Council-55 - Vice-Chair

AIA Political Outreach Committee - Chairman