KTGY Principal Simon Perkowitz, AIA Presents “Anchor’s Away – Design Solutions for the Disappearing Big Box Tenant” at 2016 ICSC CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix, AZ

IRVINE, Calif. – International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Simon Perkowitz, AIA, PE, a principal in the firm’s Retail Studio, has been invited to participate as a roundtable facilitator at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference held from November 29, 2016 – December 2, 2016, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. Perkowitz will present “Anchor’s Away – Design Solutions for the Disappearing Big Box Tenant,” on Thursday, December 1st, at 8:00 a.m., as part of the breakfast roundtable program. The CenterBuild Conference is the industry’s premier retail design and construction conference.

According to Perkowitz, “The closing of big-box anchor stores has created the opportunity in some instances to push out beyond the walls and create multi-use environments. Developers are wanting to maximize this space due to the high-cost of land and examine their options to increase the value of their property.”  

Perkowitz noted that in the past, the space may have been taken over by another tenant or split into several smaller tenants. Today, developers are considering other options such as creating multi-use environments that could include: residential, office, hotel, and smaller scale retail with an emphasis on dining options.  

“This lively roundtable will focus on the role that the architect and design professional plays in assisting the developer in determining the most efficient design solution to capitalize on their investment,” said Perkowitz. “Attendees will learn how to effectively identity creative options for the property and make the best choice for achieving the highest rate of return.”

Perkowitz’s experience includes every facet of retail architecture — from master planning, entitlements, ground up design of commercial projects, retail tenant buildings to vertical-mixed use development and various repositioning projects. Perkowitz is dedicated to creating vibrant places that enhance the community and achieve the goals of its stakeholders. With over 40 years of design experience, Perkowitz’ comprehensive knowledge and industry-wide expertise has been invaluable to the successful planning and design of thousands of built projects on behalf of numerous clients. In addition to his work in the architectural profession, Perkowitz served as a member of the City of Palos Verdes Estates’ Planning Commission for 11 years having chaired the commission for six years. He has also provided services to the legal community appearing as an expert witness to support litigation on design and construction related matters.

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Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Call 888.456.KTGY or visit www.ktgy.com

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