KTGY Tysons, Virginia
As Director of KTGY’s R+D Studio, Marissa is committed to furthering the vision of KTGY: to move the discourse of architecture forward by continuously searching for better. In her role, Marissa leads the creation and execution of research and development projects at KTGY, exploring new and emerging ideas related to building design and technology. KTGY’s dedicated R+D Studio develops conceptual design solutions to address a broad range of housing topics and issues: housing affordability, societal trends, multigenerational living, community placemaking, creative mixed-use, modular construction, and adaptive reuse. With more than 15 years of design experience to the thought leadership of KTGY, Marissa joined KTGY after she obtained her BArch from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Her varied architecture experience includes work on residential, retail, and mixed-use developments both at KTGY and for several years with a competitive regional design firm. KTGY’s R+D Studio has been awarded numerous design awards including the 2019 NMHC Innovation Challenge for Park House, a reuse concept that transforms under-used parking structure space into a modern residential community. In 2017, KTGY’s R+D Studio was honored with the AIA Orange County Inspire Award for Park House and again in 2018, received the Inspire Award the following year for Re-Habit, a design concept proposing repurposing underused retail space into supportive transition housing for the homeless.
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