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By Chelsea Van ArnamPublished: December 01, 2010

CAX, a Tysons Corner, Virginia-based architectural firm, has merged with California-based KTGY Group. “This merger greatly strengthens KTGY’s national presence,” said Tricia Esser, CEO of KTGY. “The combined firms will provide coast-to-coast services to clients in single-family, multi-family, senior communities, student housing, military housing and mixed-use markets.
   
“Like KTGY in the West, CAX has earned a solid reputation for innovative design responses to local East Coast markets,” Esser added. “CAX has a proven performance record, an impressive portfolio, and most important, a company culture very similar to ours.”
   
CAX Principal Rohit Anand assumes management responsibility for KTGY’s Tysons Corner office. Rohit brings 25 years of professional achievement in residential development to the merger.
   
“We have always admired KTGY’s creative work and reputation for establishing industry trends,” said Anand. “Like them, we have always sought to provide thoughtful leadership to our clients – leadership that has never been more important than in today’s challenging times.
   
“With our colleagues on the West Coast, we can now share vital insights on design and planning trends,” he added. “Our aim always is to help local and national clients position products and communities ahead of their competition.”
   
KTGY said the new arrangement significantly enhances its capabilities to serve established clientele. “With offices on both coasts, we become a one-shop local solution for our clients,” said Stan Braden, chairman of the KTGY Group’s board of directors.
   
KTGY’s established markets include Southern and Northern California, Utah’s Salt Lake City area, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix. With the KTGY/CAX merger, the firm now additionally serves metro Washington, D.C., Boston, the New York/New Jersey metro areas, and the Carolinas.
   
“With the continuing support of our loyal clients, KTGY has stayed in the forefront of architecture/planning firms providing services to residential developers,” said Esser. “This has helped us capitalize on several strategic opportunities, and now with a strengthened East Coast presence, we can do much more for clients in the nation’s most robust residential development markets.”
   
KTGY GROUP, INC., Architecture and Planning, established in 1991, is an award-winning firm organized into specialized teams of seasoned professionals and staff for specific project types and/or geographical areas. The firm credits its sustained success to investment in superior and productive people, a well-defined team philosophy and its ongoing evolution to address new market realities. KTGY is headquartered in Irvine, with offices in Oakland and Santa Monica, Denver and Tysons Corner, Virginia. See www.ktgy.com.

For submissions: Contact Chelsea Van Arnam at 949.757.1404, ext. 264, or e-mail her HERE.