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Simon “Sy” Perkowitz AIA, PE


Simon “Sy” Perkowitz


Simon Perkowitz is a licensed Architect and a Principal heading up KTGY Architecture + Planning Retail Studio. He is responsible for all aspects of the design process. In addition, Mr. Perkowitz is responsible for business development and maintaining client relationships. He provides leadership, vision and expertise for KTGY’s Retail/Commercial division.


Mr. Perkowitz founded Perkowitz+Ruth Architects in 1979. He was the driving force behind its success in bringing that firm to be known nationally as one of the most respected firms specializing in retail architecture. With over 40 years of design experience, Mr. Perkowitz’s comprehensive knowledge and industry-wide expertise has been invaluable to the successful planning and design of thousands of built projects on behalf of numerous clients.


Mr. Perkowitz has led nearly every aspect of the practice of retail architecture. His commitment to quality and service is unrivaled. From master planning, entitlements and ground up design of commercial projects and retail tenant buildings to vertical-mixed use development and various repositioning projects, Mr. Perkowitz is dedicated to creating vibrant places that enhance the community and achieve the goals of its stakeholders.

In addition to his work in the Architectural profession, Mr. Perkowitz served as a member of the City of Palos Verdes Estates, CA Planning Commission for 11 years having chaired the commission for 6 years. He also provided services to the legal community appearing as an expert witness to support litigation on design and construction related matters.


Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA


Licensed Architect - in 20 states including CA (California #C24026)

Licensed Professional Engineer - CA

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB, Certification


International Council of Shopping Centers, ICSC

Urban Land Institute, ULI

American Institute of Architects , AIA

National Society of Professional Engineers

* AIA National and Local Awards

* ICSC Design and Development Awards

* PCBC/Gold Nugget Grand Awards

* Superior Achievement in Design and Imaging Grand Awards