KTGY Architecture Opens New Chicago Office


August 27, 2015

CHICAGO—The national architecture and planning firm KTGY Group, Inc. has just opened a new office in downtown Chicago to expand its services in the Midwest. Veteran designers Craig R. Pryde and David M. Kennedy, both former principals of PPK Architects, will head the new studio as principals.

“We knew that we wanted to be in the Chicago market and felt that what we do in terms of architecture fits well within the Chicago market,” Tricia Esser, chief executive officer of the Irvine, CA-based KTGY tells GlobeSt.com.

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.

“They have a proven performance record, an impressive portfolio, and have worked together for more than 23 years,” says Esser. “Their successful partnership is a perfect fit for KTGY’s well-defined team philosophy.”

Recent Chicago-area projects designed by PPK include: Garfield Crossing in Hinsdale, a new 22,000 square foot, two-story retail/office building;  the remodeling of Lake Barrington Shores Recreation Center, a two-story building in Lake Barrington; Vertical Endeavors, a 40,000 square foot indoor climbing gym, in Glendale Heights, and the family practice outpatient clinics for Cadence Physician Group on behalf of Northwestern Medicine including those in the cities of Elgin and Naperville.

KTGY’s new office is located at 343 W. Erie St. The firm also has offices in Los Angeles, Oakland, Denver, Tysons, VA, and Pune, India.

“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,” says Kennedy.

The combined firms will provide architectural and planning services to clients in single-family, multifamily, civic/recreation, commercial office and retail, financial, healthcare, hospitality, mixed-use and international markets.

“With a strengthened Midwest presence,” Esser adds, “we can do much more for clients in the nation’s most robust residential and commercial development markets.”