Gonzalez will be a speaker at the session, "Innovative Cost-Effective Design Strategies,"
“We want to discuss whether or not utilizing the latest in USGBC’s LEED strategies enable affordable housing developers to realize short-term and/or long-term benefits at the property operations level as well as inside the residents' homes with reduced utility costs," Gonzalez said.
"It is a challenge to strike a balance between providing a community that is sustainable and amenity-rich when you are restricted by the amount of rent that you can charge. Certainly higher densities help the bottom line," noted Gonzalez.
According to Gonzalez, the industry continues its trend towards higher densities with garden apartments now approaching 40 du/ac and Type 3A product becoming more common with densities nearing 200 du/ac as developers to take advantage of the recent changes in the building code and cost efficiencies.
"Creative yet cost-effective amenities like “laundramuts”
"At AHF Live! we will discuss how to select the right development team, product selection, density choices and the sticks and bricks (including MEP systems) that can make or break an affordable project," said Gonzalez. "Attendees will also learn about the finishing touches (interior and exterior finishes and landscaping)
Gonzalez is the Senior Partner in KTGY Group's Santa Monica office and is also President of KTGY Group, Colorado. He is responsible for the design, land planning and production of residential 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.
Gonzalez is currently on the Board of Directors for PCBC and is the Chair of the Design Trends Forum. He also sits on the Board of the National Multi Housing Council and the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board. He has served as Chair of the AIA Housing Committee, and a member of the BIA Board of Directors and national committees for The 50+ Symposium and University of Housing. He has been featured in Builder & Developer’s list of "Who’s Who in Homebuilding"
About KTGY Group
Celebrating 20 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing 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, market trends and financial performance. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons Corner, Va. See www.ktgy.com