Trent Tesch is a Design Principal at KPF who maintains a diverse portfolio of work that spans the globe and represents a creative balance of program, context, technology and craft. His interest lies in the distinct challenges posed by each project and the inspiration that their unique solutions bring to future opportunities.
In New York City he led the realization of One Jackson Square, a 33-unit multi-family residential project in the heart of Greenwich Village. The design was awarded a National AIA Award in 2011, the Institute’s highest honor. Also in Manhattan, Trent led the design of 75 Rock, a high-profile renovation project in Rockefeller Center, and of 55 Hudson Yards, a recently completed office tower on the far west side. Trent also co-designed One Vanderbilt, a transit-oriented supertall linked directly to Grand Central Terminal.
On the west coast of the United States, Trent is leading the design of Platform 16, a low-scale office complex linked to major transportation networks in San Jose while in Los Angeles, he led the realization of the Petersen Automotive Museum, a dramatic redesign and renovation project that has redefined the museum’s identity and has become one of the most significant and unforgettable structures in the city.
In Asia, Trent led the design team for two of the world’s top five tallest buildings, the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong and the Lotte World Tower in Seoul. These supertall towers set new standards for both density and sustainability in building design. In Changsha, China Trent co-led the planning of Meixi Lake, a sustainable new city for 180,000 inhabitants.
He is currently working on several high-profile projects, including what will be the world’s largest airport facility, Changi Terminal 5, in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio, the Harbor Garage Project in Boston, a two hundred meter tall residential project at Wood Wharf in London, and The Clearings, a high profile residential project in Knightsbridge, London.
Trent Tesch started his career at KPF in 1996, and became a Principal in 2009. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and an active member of the AIA.