IRVINE, Calif. — International design firm KTGY Architecture + Planning has appointed Wil Wong, a principal based in the company’s Irvine office, to its board of directors. In addition, the company promoted Kamran Charmsaz to principal and made him a shareholder.
Wong joined KTGY in 2000 and is responsible for overseeing the design development, production and construction phase of the high-density residential and mixed-use studio of KTGY’s Irvine office. With nearly three decades of experience in the field of architecture, he is experienced in a variety of residential, commercial and mixed-use developments.
Wong has also worked with the International Code Council, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the California Department of Housing and Community Development to clarify building code requirements and code language for the benefit of clients and the building industry. He currently oversees the corporate quality standards program for all KTGY offices.
Wong graduated with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from University of California, Irvine, and is a licensed architect in the states of California, Arizona and Colorado.
Charmsaz is based in KTGY’s Tysons, Va., office. He joined KTGY in 2013 and has more than 20 years of architectural experience, encompassing a broad range of building types including residential, institutional, commercial and retail. C
Charmsaz leads his team through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in his projects. He provides management and control of defined scopes, schedules and budgets, document handling procedures, prioritization and implementation of LEED design criteria.
Charmsaz graduated with both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Iran University of Science and Technology, and achieved the Canadian equivalency for a master’s degree at the University of Waterloo-Kitchener in Canada.