KTGY Announces Retirement of Principal Terry Willis, Industry Leader and Mentor

March 12, 2024

KTGY, a Great Places to Work certified design firm focused on architecture, branding, interiors and planning, announced today that Terry Willis, AIA will retire from his role as principal on March 29, 2024, after nearly 10 years with the firm. Over his distinguished 45-year career, Willis has delivered world-class designs, partnering with clients on projects across the United States as well as in Canada, Southeast Asia, and Pakistan. During his tenure with KTGY, Willis was instrumental in growing the firm’s Denver office, designing communities that created enduring value for KTGY’s clients and left a lasting imprint across the region.

Terry’s notable KTGY designs include:

“Terry’s leadership skills, strategic insights and creative thinking have been invaluable in broadening KTGY’s reach, allowing us to partner with new clients and foster trusted relationships in the Rocky Mountain region,” said KTGY Board Member and Managing Principal Chris Texter. “As a leader, Terry created an open and supportive office culture that fostered talent and mentored future leaders, enabling KTGY Denver to position itself for this moment.”

For nearly a decade, Willis has worked alongside KTGY Principal Nathan Sciarra. Together, they have successfully led the multifamily studio in Denver. In 2023, this powerful leadership team was enhanced by the addition of Principal Kyle Millar. Both Sciarra and Millar have been with the firm for 20 years and are dedicated to continuing the strong legacy established by Willis. This legacy is not only one of mentorship but also of collaborating with clients to realize their vision through a dedication to partnership, design excellence, and attention to detail.