Manoj Dalaya is the Co-President of KGD Architecture headquartered in Washington DC.  Manoj has over 30 years’ experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He has directed the design, legal, financial, marketing, management, and administration of large complex projects in the institutional, commercial, and residential sectors.

In addition to his leadership as Principal at KGD Architecture, Manoj served as the President of the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter in 2021 and served in leadership roles with the Chapter as Design Awards Chair and member of the Board. Manoj has served on the Rosslyn Urban Design Committee of Arlington, Virginia, and the Development Process Advisory Committee of Fairfax County, Virginia.

As a designer, he leads the creation of projects that foster connections between people and their environment, enhancing a sense of relationship to – and membership in – a meaningful community. His high-performance, fortified spaces embrace art, environment, and community while integrating the security, infrastructure, and technological requirements of secure campuses.

Manoj received the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2018 from AIA Virginia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Bombay, received a Master of Architecture from Miami University, and a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University. He is a registered architect in Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Colorado, Arizona, and Florida. Manoj is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).