Jill Williams – KTGY Architecture + Planning Appoints New Board Chairman

Senior Housing News

March 1, 2016

KTGY Architecture & Planning named Jill D. Williams, AIA, as chairman of its board. She replaces Stan Braden, who steps down as chairman but continues his responsibilities to the firm’s studios and client relationships.

Williams will continue to serve as managing principal of the firm’s Oakland office in addition to her new role as chairman. As managing principal, Williams builds architectural teams, provides project direction from planning and design conception through construction observation and fosters client relationships.

As chairman, Williams will be responsible for working closely with KTGY’s CEO Tricia Esser, the board of directors and managing principals. She brings more than 30 years of experience in innovative residential and mixed-use architecture to the leadership position.

“We welcome Jill Williams to her new role,” Esser said in a statement. “She is a passionate, experienced architect, and we are looking forward to having her influence throughout the firm.”

Additionally, Principal Manny Gonzalez has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his contributions to the 55+ housing industry. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member.

Gonzalez is well-versed in universal design, senior living amenities, location-based design and peacemaking. He has also led several national and regional educational panels to accelerate the profession toward research-influenced design.