Q3 2016 Newsletter
Interior Designer, Li Li prepares a finish board at KGD's Studio in Rosslyn.

KGD Architecture "Clown" Wins Best Interpretation of Theme at 7th Annual Cosmo Couture.
We are pleased to announce Matt Shuba LEED AP BD&C IDC has passed his seven-part Architectural Registration Exam administered by the National of Architectural Registration Boards NCARB and is KGD's newly licensed architect.

Spec Suites at 555 11th St. for Rockrose delivered.  The space is approximately 14,000 RSF divided into the three separate tenant suites and each will consist of Reception and Waiting, Executive Conference Room and additional Conference and Teaming Rooms, Private Offices, Open Office Area, Café Pantry and Support Spaces such as Workroom, Storage, Closets and LAN Rooms. 

Additional design services included new finishes and lighting for existing restrooms, elevator lobby and corridors.
3100 Clarendon Retail Complete
Photography by Ron Blunt
KGD Architecture performed a complete urban redesign of the building, which modernized the 250,000-square-foot, 14-story mixed-use tower owned by Piedmont Office Realty Trust. This recently completed, comprehensive renovation included state of art replacement of the building mechanical and electrical systems and façade enhancements to achieve LEED certification.

Two story ground level retail was replaced with wide glass openings to reconnect the street activity
with the retailers such as Pacers Running, Mister Day's and Mad Rose Tavern. 
"It was vital to Piedmont Office Realty Trust that the building's streetscape be inviting and open to the public,
which is a critical factor in attracting office tenants." 
Chris Gordon, Principal, KGD Architecture
The Trove
KGD Architecture's newest apartment development has been approved by The Arlington County Board July 20, 2016. Trove is an urban infill project for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WashREIT). The 750,000 SF development includes 450 luxury apartments, structured parking for 700 cars, and a 0.20 acre public park on Columbia Pike's eastern edge, and convert 105 existing apartments to committed affordable units, contractually obligated to remain affordable for 30 years.
"Trove is a win-win for Arlington County and WashREIT. This new project is a representation of successful goals promoted by Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Formed Base Code." says Chris Gordon, Principal, KGD Architecture
Bo Jayatilake -   joins KGD as a Senior Project Manager.  Bo has over two decades of experiences both in the U.S. and overseas, encompassing a highly diverse spectrum of project types including high rise offices, schools, hotels, churches, multifamily housing, and urban development projects, to highly personalize single family residences across many geographic regions  

Ayman Sheshtawy - joins KGD as a Project Designer. Ayman received his Master In architecture from Catholic University and his experience includes a variety of Commercial, Multi-Family, Hospitality and Mission Critical projects.  He is a LEED Green Associate and is working towards becoming a registered architect. 

Alex Barrera - joins KGD as an Interiors and architectural designer.  Alex received her Bachelors of Science in Architecture at Catholic University and recently became a LEED Green Associate. 
Edwin Baruch- joins KGD as a Project Designer on a part-time basis while completing his degree at Virginia Tech's Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. 
Dónal McElwaine - is from Ireland and received his undergraduate degree, B.Sc Architectural Science from University College Dublin. He joined KGD Architecture after completing his Masters of Architecture at Virginia Tech. He has previously interned with a firm in Dublin, working on residential projects in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.