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Manny Gonzalez FAIA, LEED AP


Manny Gonzalez


Manny Gonzalez is the Managing Principal for KTGY’s 55+ Practice Group. He is responsible for overseeing the design, land planning, and production of active adult, service enriched and affordable multifamily residential and mixed-use developments throughout the U.S.


In 2016, Mr. Gonzalez was elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Election to Fellowship recognizes not only his achievements as an individual architect but also his significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level. Mr. Gonzalez was also recognized in 2015 by Builder magazine for his legacy of delivering remarkable residential design with his induction into the prestigious Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence.


In his more than 25 years of practice in residential development, Mr. Gonzalez has won numerous other awards for his innovative designs including Gold Nugget, Best in American Living and Pillars of Industry, and received the LEED for Homes Multifamily Project of the Year Award for the Platinum Certified community of Primera Terra in Playa Vista, CA. Mr. Gonzalez recently received his 25th NAHB Best of 55+ Housing Gold Award and 40th overall including four Innovation Awards. He was also recognized as NAHB’s inaugural “55+ Associate of the Year” at the 2016 International Builders’ Show (IBS). Mr. Gonzalez provided his design expertise for two showcase homes 2019 IBS and 2016 Greenbuild Conference, which pushed the boundaries of efficiency, sustainability and health and well-being.


Mr. Gonzalez currently serves as Vice Chair of the ULI Lifestyle Residential Development Council-55. He has written and contributed to scores of articles on residential design and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) Chair for 55+ Housing online magazine and is an EAB member for 50+ Builder magazine. Mr. Gonzalez has presented his observations and case studies to audiences at local, regional and national conferences as well as the 1st International Housing Conference of the Americas in Mexico City and was recently invited to speak at the International Symposium of Design of Senior Living in Qingdao, China. An 8th generation native of Los Angeles, when not working on new designs, Mr. Gonzalez loves to ski, golf and fly-fish.


Master of Architecture
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Architecture
University of California, Berkeley


Licensed Architect – AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, MA, MD, MI, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA

LEED Accredited Professional

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB, Certification


American Institute of Architects – Fellow

NAHB 55+ Housing Council Industry Council - Trustee

ULI Lifestyle Residential Development Council-55 - Vice-Chair

AIA Political Outreach Committee - Chairman