PRLog - June 9, 2011 - IRVINE, Calif. -- IRVINE, CALIF. - Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is pleased to announce that KTGY’s Principal Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP and CAASH has been invited to participate in Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California 50+ Housing Council program, "'ABC' Demonstration Home - A Preview Before PCBC Debut," on Thursday, June 16, 2011. The new ABC Home, which was designed by Gonzalez, is an "Affordable, Buildable, Certified" Green home designed for net-zero energy use that incorporates Universal Design to accommodate people of all ages and capabilities. The first of three demonstration homes planned by Southern California Edison Company, the ABC home will be built in fall 2011.
Designed by KTGY's Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP
Nick Slevin, publisher of 50+ BUILDER and Green Home Builder magazines, will moderate a panel presentation. Speakers will include KTGY's Manny Gonzalez; Chuck Goodman of iPda (integrated Process design associates); and John Morton of Southern California Edison Company. Attendees will learn about how a nearly net-zero home can be built on any suitable lot or subdivision and what green products are used inside and out of this novel one-story 1,695-square-
Gonzalez is the senior partner in KTGY’s Santa Monica office and president of KTGY Group, Colorado. He is responsible for the design, land planning, and production of developments throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado as well as active adult and affordable multi-family communities nationwide. In his more than 25 years of practice in residential development, Gonzalez has won numerous awards for his outstanding designs including Gold Nugget, Best in American Living, Pillars of Industry, MAME and Elan. In 2010, Gonzalez won his fifth NAHB 50+ Housing Gold Award, which was for Parkview Living Senior Community in Echo Park, Calif., and was named “Person of the Year” in 2009 by the 50+ Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, in recognition of Manny’s commitment, personal compassion, and professional contributions as a national leader in 50+ housing design and innovation. Gonzalez has served as Chair of the NAHB 50+ Symposium and Education Committee, and two terms as President of the Seniors Housing Council for Southern California. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of 50+ Builder and BUILDERNews magazines, and has written and contributed to scores of articles on residential design. An 8th generation native of Los Angeles, Manny is also dedicated to community service and youth sports.
Reservation deadline to attend the "'ABC' Demonstration Home - A Preview Before PCBC Debut" is June 13 at 5 p.m. The program will be held at the Newport Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd. (at Birch Street) in Newport Beach. Breakfast and registration start at 7:30 a.m., the presentation runs from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. The event also includes a table top display of participating manufacturers and sponsors. Call 949.553.9500 or register online at www.50PlusHC.com.
About 50+ Housing Council
50+ Housing Council provides networking, education and partnering prospects for Southern California professionals involved in every aspect of building housing specifically for persons aged 50+ − active adult, “age-targeted,”
Established in 1923, the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA/SC) is a non-profit trade association representing more than 1,800 companies involved in planning and building Southern California’s neighborhoods and communities. Members are involved in all aspects of the building industry, from architecture and green building to roofing and general contracting. For more information, visit www.biasc.org.
About KTGY Group, Inc.
Established in 1991, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, provides comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, marketing and financial performance and takes particular pride in its highly motivated and principal led studios. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va. See www.ktgy.com.