Kennath Walpita (LEED AP)

Kennath Walpita (LEED AP)

Los Angeles, CA, US

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A LEED Accredited Project Designer with 13+ work experience in Architecture in USA as well as overseas. Having worked as a project designer at KTGY Group Inc, Los Angeles since 2014, Kennath has gained years of experience in project programming, planning and design in number of multifamily and mixed use projects. His experience ranges from podiums, wraps, 3-4 story town homes (both fee-simple & condominium), 3 story walk ups & stacked flats designed for various market rates spreading from California to Seattle for industry leading developers like Summerhill, Summerline, Quadrant, Mill creek  and many other competitive developers . 

Having completed his Bachelors and Masters in Architecture at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with RIBA part I & II recognition, Kennath found the opportunity to start his journey in architecture as a junior Architect working with one of the most prestigious senior chartered architect in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Later in 2007 he moved to Los Angeles and joined to MGS architecture in Marina Del Ray,California gaining much valuable experience in Hi End residential projects and remodels. Later he joined with HH Fremer Architects in Los Angeles, earning more experience in Commercial, Institutional and forensic architecture.

In 2009 he earned LEED Accreditation and currently working towards Architectural license in California. Working as a industrial product designer for architectural seismic expansion joint systems at MH Powell & Co. in Los Angeles for 4 more years has added much in depth detailing and coordination field experience.

With gained experience of more than 13 years working in the field of architecture in California as well as in Sri Lanka, he is ready to contribute his talents and knowledge towards architecture and receive the joy of being a designer.


KTGY, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Multifamily Housing projects.
Mixed use developments (Podiums and Wraps).
Age qualified single family homes.
TownHome developments - Work live units.

Notable Projects
* Platinum Pasadena (SummerHill) - 105 Unit multifamily, Pasadena-CA
* Jamison Olympic & Kingsley (Jamison) - 226 Unit mixed use project, LA
* Alameda 160 Unit mixed use (Mill Creek) , San Jose- CA
* 1710 Thousand Oaks - 35 Unit mixed use , Thousand Oaks, CA
* Milpitas (SummerHill) - 694 Unit Mixed use, Milpitas, CA
* 2500 Elliott Ave (SummerHill) - 80 unit residential , Seattle, WA
* Aviara Apartments , Carlsbad CA - (SummerHill) - 258 Unit Wrap
* Renton Highlands, Seattle, WA - (Quadrant Homes) - Townhomes, Mixed use.
* Lincoln Towing, Seattle, WA (Quadrant Homes) - Townhomes, Mixed use.
* Fee Simple Houses (Single family), Pasadena, CA - (SummerHill)
* Conceptual net zero home -(KB Homes)- Las vegas, NV
* Proctor Willow, WA - 120 fee simple townhomes (Quadrant Homes), WA
* Seattle Times, Bothell, WA - 146 unit fee simple town homes, (Quadrant Homes), WA

* Project research, zoning and planning code research
* Developing site plan , Project programing
* Developing floor plans , parking layouts.
* Research on density bonuses and other applicable incentives.
* Developing unit plans to match building codes.
* Continuous client and design team coordination.
* Leading associate designers to meet the design process goals.
* Developing 3D models, elevations.
* Entitlement submissions.
* SD phase coordination
* Coordination with CD developing teams to maintain the design intentions.

May 2014 - current

MH Powell & Co. Inc., Commerce, CA, US, Inhouse Designer, Job Captain

Large and medium scale Seismic designs
Seismic joint system design & Consultaion
Green building specialist (LEED AP)

Jul 2009 - current

MGS Architecture, Venice, CA, US, Associate Designer

Hi-End luxury residential designs & remodels
Green practice
* Office and project team coordination
* Constant site visits and construction cordination
* 3D Presentations
* Construction drawing preperation
* Coordination with city of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Van Nuys
* Product research, coordinating with suppliers

Mar 2007 - current

HH Fremer Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intermediate Architectural designer

* Commercial and Institutional projects / Remodels & renovations.
* Forensic Architectural services related to fire hazards
* Preparation of Construction details and drawings
* Coordination with client organizations, design team and contruction team

May 2007 - May 2008

Ranjith Alahakoon Chartered Architects, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka, Architectural Intern/ Junior Architect

1 Year post graduate internship

*Laxuary residential design.
*Residential remodels
*Multistory commercial & retail design
*Retail Interior designs
*Community development design projects
*Office management
*Project Cordination
*Training new Interns

Jul 2003 - Jul 2004


The Center for Health Design, Concord, CA, US, (EDAC) Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification

Healthcare Architecture - Design & Reasearch Implementations

Jan 2013 - current

US Green Building Certification Institue (GBCI), Los Angeles, CA, US, LEED New construction and major renovations

Jul 2009 - current

Westech College, Los Angeles, CA, US, Revit 2013, Revit Architecture, Structures & MEP

Architectural Modeling achieving maximum BIM performance,
Coordination Structural and MEP modeling with Architectural Modeling

Jul 2013 - Oct 2013

University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Masters, M.Sc. Architecture (RIBA II)

- 2 year full time graduate degree
* Recognized by RIBA and CAA (Commonwealth Association of Architects) in exemption to RIBA - part II
-Passed with highly commendation for the final thesis

- Architecture
- Professional practice
- Urban planning
- Economics
- Environmental design

Aug 2004 - Jul 2006

University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Bachelors, B.Sc in Built Environment (RIBA I)

3 year full time degree
* Recognized by RIBA and CAA (Commonwealth Association of Architects) in exemption to RIBA - part I -Passed with Honors

- Design concept development, Design development
- Architectural Drafting (Hand and CAD)
- Structures
- Environmental services
- Environmental studies/ Design
- Economics
- Urban Studies / Planning
- Professional practice
- History of Architecture
- Fine Arts

Aug 2000 - Jul 2003

Areas of Specialization