Silver Spring, MD | Los Angeles, CA
“...we take pride in balancing the diverse needs of communities with the realities of the marketplace to arrive at buildable solutions...”
Torti Gallas and Partners was established in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1953. Today, with offices in Silver Spring, Los Angeles, California, and Istanbul, Turkey, the firm is one of the largest planning and architectural firms in the United States solely dedicated to the principles of the New Urbanism. Torti Gallas has extensive experience with all scales of master planning and building projects in the residential, mixed-use downtown, transit-oriented, and commercial markets, applying jurisdictional needs and code requirements in local, national and international markets. With extensive experience in the public and private sectors, we take pride in balancing the diverse needs of communities with the realities of the marketplace to arrive at buildable solutions that bring value to our clients and to the communities in which we work. In applying this successful, market-focused balance, Torti Gallas has designed over 385,000 residential units and planned over 750 residential and mixed-use communities. Since our founding, these projects have resulted in more than $20 billion of construction. Our dedication to full implementation of our designs and master plans over 59 years of practice enables our team to arrive at inventive solutions for communities and downtowns that provide value to our clients and to the people who will ultimately live, work, learn, shop, visit and play in them.
Torti Gallas’ design philosophy is based on the inextricable relationship between the planning, urban design and architecture of communities and the contextual nature of the buildings they contain. We apply new urbanist principles that incorporate environmental sustainability and embrace social justice and diversity as foundations for all of our work. As a firm, we are dedicated to the holistic design of the built environment, which includes both the responsible development of greenfield sites at the edges of our metropolitan areas, brownfields redevelopment, and the revitalization and redevelopment of our inner cities and suburbs. We work collaboratively with community stakeholders in a comprehensive approach to arrive at designs that are a seamless integration of use, lifestyle, income and tenure.
Commitment to Sustainable Communities
Torti Gallas and Partners has made a Firm-wide commitment to designs that yield economically viable and environmentally sustainable communities. Every new project begins with a Sustainable Development Workshop where we identify beneficial and feasible development options that integrate sustainable horizontal and vertical construction strategies. Our 30 LEED Accredited Professionals are supported by the entire Firm’s resources in researching, designing, monitoring and implementing designs and master plans that preserve the earth’s resources by creating developments that enhance the natural setting and buildings that maximize energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Torti Gallas is committed to working actively with community stakeholders to arrive at innovative and appropriate design solutions that are “owned” by the community. We have conducted over 300 Workshops and Charrettes, world-wide, to engage communities in designing “win-win” solutions for challenging urban conditions. In each case, we have worked to craft a stakeholder infrastructure that is specific to the unique conditions and makeup of the project and the community.
Torti Gallas has been the recipient of numerous awards for our innovative design work. We have won over 400 international, national, and local design awards for planning and design. This recognition by such prestigious groups as the American Institute of Architects, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the National Association of Home Builders establishes Torti Gallas’ long standing commitment to high quality design over our 59 year history.
Torti Gallas is committed to providing our clients with innovative and high quality design leadership. Our unique ability to offer integrated planning and design services enables us to comprehensively meet the market-oriented needs of our clients. We look forward to assisting you in solving your most challenging planning and architectural requirements.
1300 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD, US , 20910
523 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA, US , 90014