Kenneth Park Architects

KPA Welcomes Gregory Hong to the LA Office

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Los Angeles, CA — Kenneth Park Architects has named Gregory G. Hong, AIA, as Principal of KPA’s Los Angeles office. In this role, Greg will lead the architectural and design teams, while pursuing new business opportunities and overseeing day to day operations. Established in 2009, KPA’s LA office is dedicated to our West Coast clientele and in addition to providing architectural services, also serves as the home base for our Project Development and Management arm. With over twenty years of experience, Greg’s leadership skills, project management and design expertise will enable KPA to strengthen its footprint in the West Coast and beyond.


Most recently, Greg was Project Manager for large-scale mixed-use developments such as Metropolis and NoHo West while at Gensler and Altoon Partners, respectively. Previously, Greg oversaw his own practice, Nexus Design Group, in South Florida for over ten years and was Director of Architecture for Menin Development where he managed the entitlement and design process for Downtown at the Gardens, a Cobb Theatre and Whole Foods anchored outdoor lifestyle center.

Greg’s years of diverse experience spans international borders. He has spent memorable time at renowned Japanese architect Shin Takamatsu’s firm and worked on Haesong Plaza, a mixed-use high-rise office, hotel and department store complex in Incheon, South Korea. Greg is first and foremost a listener, but also a demanding collaborator and creative problem solver. As an active member of the AIA, ICSC, ULI, SCDF, USGBC, KASCE and AAa/e, he holds licenses in CA, SC, KS and FL.

Born in Sydney (hence the middle name Gunhoe, meaning ‘Made in Australia’) Greg grew up in global metropolises such as Montreal, Seoul, Chicago, Tokyo, and New York. He received a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and pursued a PhD in Environment-Behavior Studies at University of Wisconsin, where he enjoyed teaching design studio, architectural history and theory, construction and anatomy of buildings. Greg is passionate about basketball, while his two sons are avid hockey players in college and high school.