Sy Perkowitz brings to KTGY 35 years professional experience, and has served Palos Verdes Estates, Planning Commission.

IRVINE, CA—Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, has added renown retail design leader Simon “Sy” Perkowitz as a principal in the firm’s retail/commercial division. Perkowitz was a founding principal at Perkowitz  +  Ruth Architects in 1979 and since that time has developed an impressive portfolio of award-winning retail and mixed-use projects. Perkowitz will be based in KTGY’s Irvine office where his addition will assist KTGY in responding to the demands and further development of its growing retail/commercial division.
“We are very excited to add Sy Perkowitz to KTGY’s Retail division,” said KTGY chairman Stan Braden. “With 35 years of design experience, Sy is well-known throughout the retail development and construction community and his award-winning work and influence is greatly admired.”  
As a founder of Perkowitz  +  Ruth Architects, Perkowitz led nearly every aspect of the firm’s award-winning practice where his industry-wide expertise was invaluable to the successful planning and design of thousands of built projects on behalf of numerous clients. His commitment to quality and service has shaped P+R into the vibrant and successful practice it is today.
Perkowitz is also active in numerous professional organizations, including the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He is a licensed architect in 20 states and a licensed professional engineer in the state of California. 
Perkowitz served as a member of the City of Palos Verdes Estates, Planning Commission for 11 years having chaired the commission for 6 years. Perkowitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
“I have always admired KTGY’s creative work and reputation for their retail and high density, urban mixed-use projects and communities,” said Perkowitz. “I am looking forward to assisting in the further growth of KTGY’s retail and commercial built project portfolio.”
KTGY’s projects range from a single retail store to a national roll out program, tenant improvements, neighborhood and large community shopping centers, enclosed malls, lifestyle entertainment centers, theme parks, specialty centers, and mixed-use (horizontal and vertical) office buildings, entertainment and hospitality. KTGY serves clients worldwide with offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, and Denver, CO.