John Francis Torti

"We believe in the collaborative power of many—that’s why we build relationships before we start designing."

As Chairman and Past President of Torti Gallas + Partners, Mr. Torti has provided the strong conceptual leadership to bring his firm to international recognition. Torti Gallas’ focus on the “architecture of real estate” has provided an important catalyst for transformation in cities and suburbs around the world. 

Prior to joining Torti Gallas, Mr. Torti worked with the National Capital Planning Commission, helping to rebuild Washington, DC after the 1968 riots. He was also a Principal in a Midwest architectural firm and the Director of a non-profit housing and community development corporation.

In recognition of his many contributions to the profession, Mr. Torti was elected to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows in 2001. In 2015, he became a member of the National Board of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame and the Board of Visitors of the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America.

Mr. Torti received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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