Since joining KPF in 2002, Keisuke Hiei has fulfilled an array of important roles on a variety of KPF’s most complex projects. His experience is vast, having worked on large-scale projects in the United States, Hong Kong, mainland China, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Currently working in KPF’s New York office, Keisuke also spent considerable time working in our Shanghai office, giving him a thorough understanding of architectural design criteria in China.
A strategic designer, Keisuke works closely with Design Principals to establish concepts and implement architectural designs that are cognizant in their approach to site and successful in fulfilling a complexity of project requirements. He leads consultant teams to coordinate design documents throughout all project phases. Keisuke also has expert skills in developing presentation graphics and 3D computer visualizations, helping to successful convey design intent to clients and other key stakeholders.
In Shanghai, Keisuke was critical to the success of KPF’s renowned Shanghai World Financial Center, a 101-story, mixed-use tall tower. He was responsible for design development of the podium, tower and curtain wall system. He also executed and coordinated construction documents, ensuring the integrity of the architectural design and the entire project team’s thorough understanding of design intent. The project has become an icon along the skyline of Shanghai and an essential component of the city’s contemporary identity.
Keisuke also worked on KPF’s International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, another tall tower that has made a lasting impact on its city. For this mixed-use tower, Keisuke developed design concepts for the tower design and atrium space, in addition to designing the curtainwall system.
Keisuke’s depth of project experience is broad. He has also been an important part of the design team for Hudson Yards in New York, the largest private real estate development in US history, and OCT Tower in Shanghai, China. The OCT Tower makes an impression at 300 meters in height, while creating high quality public space with a human scale.