Your commitment to working with our project managers, contractors and clients enables us to renovate over 500,000 sf of occupied interiors in under 12 months. This work was critical to our ongoing operations and growth at both the Gaithersburg and Mountain View Campuses. Your team’s ability to work through last minute changes and condensed design and construction schedules has proven your commitment and ability to be excellent partners for my staff.
Thank you for helping define our standards and improving our workplace environment.
KGD Architecture created and nurtured an exceptionally collaborative partnership with Grosvenor in renovating the main lobbies at Carlyle Gateway I & II. The KGD team proposed a bold and unique design. This eight-months collaboration between the architect and owner was excellent from design concept to delivery, and received the personal attention of name partner, Manoj Dalaya. The architecture team successfully achieved the stated goals, and the results exceeded our expectations. The leasing potential for our buildings has improved greatly because of this renovation
I must admit that I thought we gave you an impossible task when we asked you for a conservative yet modern structure and that we wanted a building to reflect and enhance our corporate culture. We also set some very high LEED and energy efficiency objectives and requested a level of redundancy in our building systems that required a great deal of creative planning and execution. Your staff met these challenges head on; solved every problem along the way; and, delivered a building that is perfect for our needs.
Manoj Dalaya of KGD Architecture has been involved with IDA for 20+ years. Manoj and his team were able to pull that vision together of all the things that were important throughout the company and put that into a home that we, we are confident will last us for at least the next 20 to 30 years.
In March of 2020, the COVID pandemic hit, Manoj and his team stepped up almost immediately to help us think about the environmental concerns and factors that was now new thought process, they helped us do a lot of redesign, even though we were under construction within the building to make it a safer and more friendly building for the health of our staff. They were also instrumental in getting us both the LEED and Well, building certifications.
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the entire team at KGD on our Kimpton Hotel in Denver, Colorado. This project has faced many challenges from site constraints, architectural control reviews, brand requirements, client uncertainties, and most notably several project delays due to the pandemic. KGD has risen to the occasion each time to help navigate these obstacles and lead the entire project team to a well-coordinated, architecturally award worthy design. They have performed well beyond just an Architect of Record. KGD is our reliable partner in every aspect of making this hotel project a success. It’s not a matter of if we will work with KGD again – it’s when and what exciting project will be next.
On behalf of the Tower Companies, I would like to thank you and your team for your dedication and hard work in helping certify 2000 Tower Oaks as a LEED Platinum building. KGD’s design efforts on this project were not without challenges, however the team never lost sight of the green goals. I would like to personally thank every member of the team who contributed to this project.
The Tower Companies is proud of this achievement and would like to thank Kishimoto.Gorgon.Dalaya
KGD took our unique culture and translated it to the fortified design that we needed to excel in our mission, making our workforce more effective. The innovative concepts and inspiring process were shared at the Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) conference in 2012, thereby influencing the design of such secure buildings nationwide.