Pedro Font-Alba ARB
Having worked in both KPF's New York and London offices, Pedro has played a key role in a range of major schemes since joining the firm in 1998. His transatlantic experience covers a wide range of international projects including masterplans, housing schemes, mixed used developments, transport projects and office buildings. Pedro is actively engaged in the debate on the densification of cities, applying his understanding to a number of residential schemes, most notably in London.
In KPF's London office, Pedro has worked as Designer on major projects in the UK, the Middle East, India, Malaysia and China. He played a lead role in the design of the new Abu Dhabi International Airport, which will process over 50 million travellers a year and is currently under construction. Also in the UAE, Pedro worked on the award-winning Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Headquarters, a dramatic architectural gesture of transparency and welcome on the city's shoreline.
In Asia, Pedro worked as Senior Designer on the Gemdale mixed use development in Shenzhen, whose elegant outline reflects the high quality urban visage of its locale.
In London, Pedro has worked on several residential, academic and office schemes including the Imperial College residences at Prince's Gardens. The masterplan scheme is one of the most important London square restorations since World War II. Most recently, Pedro has worked on several residential developments, including the 50-storey Aykon London One in the Nine Elms development, one of the largest areas of regeneration in central London.
During his time working in KPF's New York office, Pedro acted as Senior Designer on the Songdo Masterplan, a pedestrian friendly city with walkable streets, 40 percent green space and an urban density that promotes an active street life.
An alumnus of the University of Seville and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, Pedro remains committed to the development of the next generation of architects as a regular design critic at the Architectural Association (AA) and the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has also served as an invited juror at University of Westminster and Kingston University. Pedro is an Architects Registration Board (ARB) registered architect in the UK.