June 27th will see KPF’s London Gallery play host to a panel debate organised by the Greater London Authority and Centre for London. The debate, which will focus on the future of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing urban regeneration in London, is part of the London Festival of Architecture, a month-long celebration of architectural experimentation, practice and debate taking place throughout June.
MNP Tower, KPF’s recently completed boutique office tower in Vancouver, is the recent recipient of four awards. Adjacent to both the Marine Building, a heritage site, and the University Club, a recent landmark in the city, MNP Tower is a refined and slender silhouette in downtown Vancouver.
On Thursday, The Collegiate School senior class visited the New York KPF office as part of their final weeks of school prior to graduation.
The three winners of 2016 KPF Traveling Fellowship were selected by jury on April 20 at KPF’s New York office.
“This is Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States history and the test ground for the world’s most ambitious experiment in “smart city” urbanism."
On Thursday evening, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved of a major part of KPF’s master plan for the development of the Seaport Square area. The mixed-use residential and retail development will provide much-needed housing in the fast-growing neighborhood, and enhance a stretch of Seaport Boulevard that is quickly becoming one of Boston’s crucial urban arteries.
KPF President Jamie von Klemperer at the Seoul National University Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering on Friday, April 29th. Jamie presented his lecture “Open Closed” focusing on the accessibility of buildings through both structure and interconnectivity within neighborhoods.
On Friday, April 29th, KPF’s New York and London studios played host to the latest in a series of bi-annual NY-LON Simultaneous Seminars, organised in partnership with New London Architecture and the Urban Design Forum. The series gives New York and London’s property and architecture professionals the opportunity to link up to discuss issues in the built environment that affect both cities.
Kohn Pedersen Fox had multiple representatives at Facades +, a conference on high-performance building enclosures presented by The Architect's Newspaper.
“The New York City Housing Authority—which with 178,000 apartments and more than 400,000 low-income residents is the city’s largest landlord—has committed to introduce solar panels on its roofs beginning in 2017.
By 2025, the agency plans to bring in vendors to provide 25 megawatts on its open rooftops and possibly on canopies above parking lots. Some 2.5 million square feet of photovoltaic panels would be deployed, roughly eight times the size of Washington Square Park.”
- Josh Barbanel for The Wall Street Journal