Since joining KPF in 2001, Director, Claudia Cusumano has been involved in a number of projects from conceptual planning and design through construction. She has worked on civic, cultural and commercial office projects throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.
Claudia was the Technical Coordinator of the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, for which KPF acted as the Executive Architect in collaboration with renowned international architect, Yoshio Taniguchi. For 5 years, Claudia primarily focused on the renovated Edward Stone & Philip Johnson Buildings as well as the new Education Building addition. Claudia was extensively involved through all phases of the project, from programming through design, documentation and construction administration. Other previous New York projects include an interior and exterior renovation at 579 Fifth Avenue for the Stawski Partners.
Claudia worked on several projects in the Washington D.C. Metro area, most significantly as Senior Technical Coordinator of Building H at the Corporate Office Center at Tysons II in McLean, Virginia for the Lerner Corporation. This was the most recent development of a master plan completed by KPF in 2012.
Claudia’s work has since focused on the NY metro area. She acted as Senior Technical Coordinator on the Prudential Financial tower, a 740,000 sq. ft. programmed atrium office building in Newark, New Jersey. Currently, Claudia is the project manager of 30 Hudson Yards, a supertall office building on Manhattan’s west side with the Related Companies.
Prior to KPF, Claudia was a designer and project architect at Group Goetz Architects, a high-end architectural interiors firm in Washington, D.C. While there, she was the lead designer and job captain on the Smithsonian Business Ventures interior headquarters project in the International Trade Center in D.C. Additionally, she was the designer & project architect on the Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Product Demonstration and Exhibition Center and Corporate Office, which received the AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, as well as the AIA Washington, D.C. Chapter Merit Award.