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Ben Kasdan


Benjamin Kasdan AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, is a principal at KTGY. He has been involved in the design and planning of a wide variety of real estate projects located throughout California, the East Coast and internationally for more than a decade. Mr. Kasdan’s primary focus is the sustainable design of multifamily, mixed-use and urban-infill housing developments. His experience includes affordable housing, market-rate apartments and condominiums, townhomes, student housing and commercial buildings.


He is a frequent speaker and contributor of articles and blog posts on topics related to sustainable architecture, student housing, and multifamily housing to periodicals such as Professional Builder Magazine, Green Home Builder Magazine, and Builder & Developer Magazine. He has also been a guest architectural design critic at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Orange Coast College.


Mr. Kasdan has held leadership positions with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, AIA Orange County, AIA California Council and AIA National. He was the recipient of the 2017 AIA National Young Architects Award and is a member of Building Design + Construction’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.


Bachelor of Architecture, with Honors
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

California State University International Programs
Florence, Italy


Licensed Architect - DC, VA, MD, CA, OR

LEED Accredited Professional

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB, Certification


American Institute of Architects, AIA

Urban Land Institute, Member

2019 AIA California, President

2016-2017 AIA California Council, VP of the Academy for Emerging Professionals

2014-2015 AIA California Council, Young Architect Forum Director, South

2014-2015 AIA National Young Architect Forum, Regional Director

2014-2017 NCARB IDP Licensing Advisor

2007-2008 AIA OC, Board Member