KTUA Planning and Landscape Architecture Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating KTU&A Planning & Landscape Architecture (“KTUA”) regarding its recent data breach. The KTUA data breach involved personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


KTUA is a planning and architecture firm based in California. Founded in 1970, KTUA’s mission is to provide planning and landscape architectural services that promote the sustainable use of resources while creating inspiring and functional environments that support all human activities.2 To this end, KTUA designs streets, parks, open spaces, public places and buildings that facilitate human connectivity and improve people’s mental, physical and social health.3 Headquartered in San Diego, California, KTUA has an additional location in Santa Maria, California, and employs over 30 individuals.


Recently, KTUA discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, KTUA determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information between October 5 and October 7, 2023. On March 22, 2024, KTUA began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number 

If you received a breach notification letter from KTU&A Planning & Landscape Architecture:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the KTUA data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by KTU&A Planning & Landscape Architecture:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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