PROJECT SERVICES

PHILLIP KATZ PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LLC (PKPD) has been offering professional design and management services since 1999. Under the direction of owner Phillip Katz the company has grown into a full service design, project management, and development practice. The firm has delivered services to a diverse group of clients ranging from residential, commercial, liturgical, industrial, educational, hospitality, corporate, and mixed use developments.

PKPD has extensive experience in all disciplines of site acquisition, planning, architecture, development, and construction management. PKPDs in house expertise working in concert with consultants and contractors represent a collaborative approach that combines the best people for each project. The philosophy at PKPD is proactive and persistent management of all facets of a project. Loss of time and money can be avoided by gaining input from all team members in the initial phases of the process. The team approach creates an organizational platform that enhances project coordination. This translates to a better allocation of resources, improved communications, better cost control, timeliness, and quality. 



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DESIGN: 

PKPD specializes in both commercial and residential design. We design new structures, and we change existing ones to better serve your needs. We work with you carefully to ensure we understand your desires and needs completely. We stay with you from the beginning to the end of the process, starting with your early thoughts and aspirations to the completion of construction and beyond. This ensures that the job is done right, and that the final result exceeds your expectation. 

PKPD integrates the ideas of client, architect, and engineer into quality spaces that are functional, beautiful, and enduring.


MANAGEMENT: 

PKPD’s provides services that help our clients successfully manage their project's cost, duration, and quality. Whether we work at the program level, at the project level, or act as the manager on behalf of a client, our services are tailored for each situation to add value by providing timely, meaningful, and accurate information. This information is used by management to make the critical decisions that keep a project on track. We know that the key to project success lies with the people working on the project—how well they work together and communicate.


SACRED SPACE DESIGN: 

PKPD has developed expertise in the artful design and construction of Sacred Spaces. Katz has researched the tradition, history, laws, and culture of liturgical architecture and historical liturgical architectural precedents and has developed a fresh, creative approach to the design solution. The communal and sacred spaces of the modern age can be infused with deeper meaning using timeless and modern design principles. 

One of the goals is to reconceptualize what space can do to be in harmony with the goals of the institution to support their mission and message. The design process is both site and community specific and is created in concert with the institution. 

The Jewish people look to the Torah (Five Books of Moses) to give life significance. The Torah gives form, shape, and meaning to the matter of the world. There are Jewish laws derived from the Torah that are a code for human conduct and outline ideas that affect all parts of life including the design of sacred space and ritual objects.

They shall make a sanctuary for Me-so I may dwell among them-like everything that I show you, the form of the Tabernacle and the form of all its vessels; so shall you do.
— Exodus 25:8

PKPD’s liturgical work is; firmly rooted in tradition and culture, imaginatively conceived in order to inspire, educate and delight, and all the work is crafted and detailed to the highest standards of quality, materials, and workmanship. PKPD creates environments that transcend time and infuse our lives with meaning. 

PKPD creates spaces that are stylistically timeless that reflect the materials, forms, and proportions of historic architecture and places that are referenced in our collective memory. The environments are transcendent and the services, practices, and ritual are all supported, reinforced, and glorified through the design solution.