Inside TG+P

Torti Gallas + Partners catalyzes community change through authentic placemaking. Our mission is to meet the needs of the present while planning for what’s next.

An Inclusive Philosophy

Before we even think about planning building solutions, we build relationships. We listen to clients and community members so we can work together to make each project create value for everyone involved.

A History of Innovation

Founded in 1953, the firm has continued to evolve. Today, Torti Gallas + Partners is a leading proponent of New Urbanism—and a powerful force in the creation of environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable communities.
1953
Founded in 1953. Jack C. Cohen, AIA, Architect
1953 firm name becomes Cohen Half & Associates
1950's
Throughout the 1950's and 1960's Jack designed the Washington, DC Suburbs.
1953
Leonard Haft joins the firm in 1953. Retires 1977. Firm name becomes Cohen Haft & Assoc.
1956
David A. Holtz joins the firm in 1956 to head its Land Planning Studio
1959
Jack Smith Kerxton, AIA joins firm in 1959 becomes CEO in 1981
1960
Cohen and Haft office building, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1960
1961
Luis Bernardo joins the firm in 1961. Retires 2005.
1963
Sylvia Munero joins firm in 1963. Retires 2014.
1964
Town Center Apartments, Washington, DC, 1964
1971
Tunca Iskir joins the firm in 1971. Retires 2013.
1973
John Torti, AIA joins the firm in 1973.
1981
1981 firm name becomes CHK Architects and Planners
1985
Thomas M. Gallas, CPA joins the firm in 1985 as Chief Financial Officer
1994
South Riding, a 2,000 acre new town in Loudoun County, Virginia. 1994 Progressive Architecture Award Winner
1998
The Revitalization of Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza Philadelphia, PA 1998
2001
Columbia Heights Revitalization Washington, DC 2001
2002
Family Housing Privatization Fort Belvoir, VA 2002
2004
Firm name becomes Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc. in 2004.
2011
The Bartlett Arlington, VA 2011-2016
2016
Torti Gallas + Partners
Architects of a Better World

A Confluence of Minds

We believe in the power of collaboration. TG+P comprises award-winning architects and master planners, urban designers, sustainability experts, construction administrators and community facilitators—all ready to put their heads together for you.
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