IRVINE, CALIF. – December 01, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — National 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 December 1-4, 2015, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ. Perkowitz will present “How to Make Mixed Use Work,” on Thursday, December 3, at 12:15 p.m., as part of the roundtable program.
According to Perkowitz, “Integrating the different uses in a mixed-use development is ‘part science and part art.’ Although retail needs to be recognized as a distinct element, it is important to make sure that the design is seamlessly integrated and encompasses the entire building’s uses. You don’t want the building to appear as two separately-designed buildings or components.”
Perkowitz has over 40 years of design experience in every facet of retail architecture — from master planning, entitlements, ground-up design of commercial projects, retail tenant buildings to vertical mixed-use developments and various repositioning projects. He is dedicated to creating vibrant places that enhance the community and achieve the goals of its stakeholders. Perkowitz’s comprehensive knowledge and industry-wide expertise has been invaluable to the successful planning and design of thousands of built projects.