KTGY at Alexander Court

KTGY Architects is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in residential, mixed-use, and hospitality spaces across the United States.

The fast-growing firm selected Bognet Construction to build a new 15,000 sq. ft. office in the heart of Washington, DC’s Golden Triangle. The new office mixes high-end finishes with industrial features. With open ceilings, steel partitions, multi-functional portals, and sustainable elements, the detailed design showcases KTGY’s signature aesthetic.

“The project required heavy coordination between Bognet, KTGY, along with their vendors to include AV, IT, and furniture vendors,” said Teddy Harvey, Project Manager. “Many items were custom such as the Gencork acoustical wall imported from Portugal. Each curve of the product was handcrafted to fit KTGY’s space. The installation had to go seamlessly.” 

High-end finishes and light fixtures often come with elongated lead times.  Bognet Construction worked closely with the designers to achieve their vision without compromising the schedule.

 “We knew how important it was to make the client’s deadline. They had to move from their old space by a certain date. Waiting wasn’t an option. We worked with the designers and vendors to identify high-quality alternates when needed,” said Carlo Stalteri, Vice President of Construction.

A notable feature of KTGY’s new office is polished concrete flooring. The Bognet team discovered the underlying concrete slab needed repair. “Our team stepped in to find an alternative method to delivering the architectural design they were looking for.  We wanted to make sure the design team understood how we were going to achieve this look by having onsite meetings along with providing them with samples and mock-ups to visualize the final product” noted Stalteri.

Familiarity with the Alexander Court complex helped Bognet to navigate the intricacies of the modern building.  Bognet had previously fit out tenant build outs, landlord spec suites, amenity center, elevator lobbies, corridors, and core restrooms for the landlord.

As part of the KTGY project, the Bognet team recognized the custom wood ceiling panels in the main lobby required care when handling. Working overnight, the team carefully removed the wood panels to protect them from construction and then put them back in place before the building opened in the morning. The relentlessly proactive approach preserved the unique architecture of the building while minimizing disruption for current tenants.    

The sustainable build-out was completed in February 2024.  KTGY’s DC office will serve as the center of its East Coast expansion.