KTGY Opens Chicago Office Through Merger With PPK Architects

PPK Architects' Vertical Endeavors.

PPK Architects’ Vertical Endeavors.

California powerhouse architecture and planning firm KTGY Group, Inc., has established its first office in the Midwest through a merger with Glen Ellyn-based PPK Architects. KTGY’s new office will be located in Chicago at 343 W. Erie Street.

PPK has been around for 65 years, designing commercial and residential projects throughout the Midwest. KTGY has a management philosophy emphasizing collaboration, with partners and principals sharing ideas toward completion of projects.

KTGY Group's One Santa Fe Development.

KTGY Group’s One Santa Fe Development.

KTGY also makes use of specialized studios spread out through the U.S., with professional staff in those locations working on projects in their geographic region.

The merged company’s Chicago location will be led by Craig R. Pryde, AIA, LEEP AP, and David M. Kennedy, AIA, LEED AP. The Pryde-Kennedy team has developed a number of local projects including a transit-oriented development in New Lenox known as Lincoln Station, and Vertical Endeavors, a 40,000-square foot indoor climbing gym in Glendale Heights.

The new, combined company will work on architecture and planning services for single-family, multi-family, civic, recreation, commercial office and retail, financial, medical, healthcare, hotels, hospitality, mixed-use and international markets.

Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at bill@ChicagoArchitecture.org.

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