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