KTGY, a national architecture and planning company, has opened a new office in downtown Chicago, strengthening its presence and services to a wider range of clients and projects in the Midwest.
The new studio, located at 343 W. Erie Street, was established through KTGY’s merger with Glen Ellyn-based PPK Architects.
Former PPK leadership as well as KTGY principals, Craig Pryde, and David Kennedy, will be head of the new Chicago office.
Pryde and Kennedy bring more than 50 years of combined experience as designers in the Chicago area. The two have worked together for more than 23 years.
The combined firms will provide architectural and planning services to clients in single-family, multi-family, civic/recreation, commercial office and retail, financial, medical/healthcare, hotels/hospitality, mixed-use and international markets.
Pryde has more than 32 years of experience in the design and management of commercial and residential projects of all sizes, from new construction to renovation, adaptive reuse and expansion of existing buildings, including historical structures. Kennedy has more than 35 years of 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.
The two together have recently designed a number of innovative projects in the Chicago area, including: Lincoln Station, a four-building, mixed-use transit-oriented development in the heart of New Lenox; several new medical office suites for the expanding Family Practice groups of Northwestern Medicine; and, Vertical Endeavors, a 40,000-square-foot indoor climbing gym located in Glendale Heights.