Monday, December 12, 2016

Building Industry Association (BIA) Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Honors KTGY Principal Manny Gonzalez, FAIA with TED Humanitarian Award

Manny Gonzalez

 LOS ANGELES, CA – At an awards gala held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on the evening of December 6, 2016, the Building Industry Association (BIA) Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter presented Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of the Los Angeles office of KTGY Architecture + Planning, with its TED Humanitarian Award.

This award is bestowed upon a BIA member, public official or an exceptional industry leader who invests their time, energy and resources to help others obtain basic life necessities, food, and/or shelter and for their contributions to the industry.

Tom DiPrima
“I am honored and humbled to accept this award,” said Gonzalez. “I am grateful to the BIA and for Tom DiPrima of The Chadmar Group for nominating me. Los Angeles tops the nation in the number of chronically homeless people and nearly all of them sleep on the streets. 

"I know that it the BIA’s hope that we can shine a brighter light on this issue and together we can make a difference.”

Earlier this year, Gonzalez was elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his work in senior housing. 

Election to Fellowship recognizes not only his achievements as an individual architect but also his significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.Gonzalez also received the NAHB 55+ Housing Council’s inaugural Associate of the Year Award, which recognizes an active NAHB 55+ Housing Council member who supports the building industry with exceptional service and/or a quality product; and has achieved success through innovation, financial success and integrity.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

 Anne Monaghan

Call 888.456.KTGY or visit

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