The Chicago/Midwest office of KTGY Architecture + Planning, a national architecture and planning firm, says it has welcomed Joe Hirsch as director of business development. In this role, Hirsch will be responsible for further penetrating the Midwest market by establishing new client relationships, according to a news release. He will also focus on expanding services for the firm’s clients nationally.
“Joe has built strong relationships within the architectural, engineering and design industries, and is a great complement to our growing team,” said David M. Kennedy, principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Chicago/Midwest office. “We’re looking forward to leveraging his business development strategies as we continue to grow our footprint in the Midwest.”
Hirsch, 54, has more than 15 years of experience in marketing professional services in the residential and commercial real estate sectors. Over the years, he has worked on projects spanning a variety of property types, including multifamily, healthcare and mixed-use developments. Most recently, Hirsch served as director of business development for Berglund Construction and The Opus Group. Prior to that, he spent several years leading business development efforts for Nagle Hartray Architecture.
“Since opening our Chicago/Midwest office a year ago, we’ve doubled our staff and established a strong presence in the Midwest,” said Craig Pryde, principal at KTGY’s Chicago/Midwest office. “We’re confident Joe’s expertise will build upon that success.”
Hirsch earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation from the University of Colorado Boulder and has completed graduate coursework at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business.