KTGY Architecture + Planning announced it has hired Joy DeWitt and Ralitsa Todorova as job captains at the firm’s Chicago/Midwest office. Together, DeWitt and Todorova bring more than 14 years of architecture and design experience in the healthcare, mixed-use and senior housing sectors, among others.
As job captains, DeWitt and Todorova, both 31, will oversee construction document production and building coordination for a number of national projects out of KTGY’s Chicago/Midwest office. Both will also manage design solutions, code analysis and space planning on behalf of the firm.
Prior to joining KTGY, DeWitt worked at Chicago-based PFB Architects as a project manager, specializing in healthcare and senior living developments. During that time, she was involved in a number of medical projects at The University of Chicago Medical Center.
Prior to that, DeWitt also spent several years in Tianjin, China, working on master-planning competitions, high-rise housing and several commercial projects. She earned a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in design architectural studies from the University of Nebraska. Additionally, DeWitt is a certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) through the Construction Specifications Institute.
Todorova comes to KTGY from Chicago-based FitzGerald Associates Architects, where she spent two years working alongside architects to develop feasibility studies and designs for multiple mixed-use, mid-rise residential and single-family housing developments.
She previously served in a junior architect role at SAS Architects & Planners, where she led designs for healthcare and senior living facilities. Prior to that, Todorova managed commercial tenant build-out projects, focusing primarily on restaurant and foodservice design, for Chipman Design Architecture. She graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.