Trent Tesch is a Design Principal at KPF who maintains a diverse portfolio of work that spans the globe in areas such as North America, Europe and Asia. His interest lies in the distinct challenges posed by each project and the inspiration that their unique solutions are then brought to other 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 exceptional design was awarded a National AIA Award in 2011, the Institute’s highest honor.
He also co-designed One Vanderbilt Place in the heart of midtown Manhattan adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, and is currently leading the design of 75 Rock, a high-profile renovation project in Rockefeller Center, and on the far west side of Manhattan he is leading the design of 55 Hudson Yards.
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 Los Angeles.
Trent led the design team of two supertall buildings; the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, China, 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 design for Meixi Lake, a sustainable plan for a city of 180,000 inhabitants.
He is currently working on several high-profile projects, such as the mixed-use development 5M SoMA Project in San Francisco which received approval from the San Francisco Planning Department, the Harbor Garage Project in Boston, a two hundred meter tall residential project in Wood Wharf London, and 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.