Jorge Mendoza has more than 20 years’ architectural design and project management experience. Since joining KPF in 2004, he has led a variety of projects from concept through construction, including office, hospitality, residential and cultural projects, throughout the United States and abroad. Jorge’s skillset is broad and he adeptly applies his expertise to a range of project types, from tall towers and large-scale master plans to suburban corporate campuses.
Jorge is a seasoned project manager, having led large, multidisciplinary teams in the design of complex projects throughout the world. Projects managed by Jorge often require intense collaboration with numerous consultants, stakeholders, and public agencies. As Project Manager, he coordinated the design team for China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen, China, a 400 meter-tall office tower that overlooks Shenzhen Bay and directly links to underground public transportation. Jorge worked closely with the KPF design team, client and engineering consultants, resulting in a design that requires no interior columns and a form that tapers to a point at the top, creating uniquely efficient office spaces throughout the height of the tower.
Additional projects that Jorge has managed include Suzhou International Fortune Plaza and Harbin Bank Headquarters, both in China, and Northeast Asia Trade Tower, the landmark tower of KPF’s New Songdo City master plan in Incheon, South Korea. In Brazil, Jorge worked on Faria Lima Corporate Towers in Sao Paulo and Vista Maua and Vista Guanabara, both in Rio de Janeiro.
Jorge takes a special initiative to develop and implement KPF’s rigorous QA/QC procedures, updating standards and policies and providing regular training sessions to the firm’s employees. He plays a key role in our peer review program and often takes an advisory role for the building systems of a variety of KPF’s projects, developing the building systems and infrastructure in a way that works with the restrictions of the design parameters and managing project scheduling.
Jorge is a licensed architect in the State of New York, NCARB affiliated, and an active member of the AIA.