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KTGY Principal Keith Labus, AIA, LEED AP Delivers Insights on How Good Design Can Save You Money at Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference in San Diego

IRVINE, CA – October 2, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce that KTGY Principal Keith Labus, AIA and LEED AP has been invited to be a speaker at the San Diego Housing Federation’s Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference on October 3. It is the largest affordable housing gathering in the region, attracting over 300 attendees every year.

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Labus will join moderator Annie Gerard, principal and co-founder of Apt Market Research of Costa Mesa, Calif., and panelists Kasey Burke, Meta Housing Corporation’s executive vice president; Brad Wiblin, vice president of San Francisco-based BRIDGE Housing Corporation; and Art May, USA Properties Fund senior vice president of development in a lively discussion about “How Good Design Can Save You Money.”

Labus and the panelists will discuss cost-saving measures regarding unit mix and sizes, project scale and density, parking type and ratio, and laundry facilities. “Producing quality affordable housing has never been easy and now with shrinking resources, knowing which cost-saving design and development strategies can be implemented is critical to success,” Labus said. “Good design can help reduce annual operating costs and bring down total project cost.”

As principal at KTGY, Keith Labus offers his clients over 18 years of award winning planning and design experience in the areas of medium and high density market rate and affordable communities. He is responsible for conceptual planning and schematic design of projects throughout California. His experience and knowledge of residential product and his ability to stay on top of design trends and cost management strategies make him an invaluable resource to any development team.

The San Diego Housing Federation’s Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference will be held at Market Creek Events & Venues, 404 Euclid Avenue in San Diego.

About KTGY Group
Celebrating 21 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market trends and financial performance. Serving clients worldwide, KTGY maintains offices in Irvine, Oakland and Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons, Va. See