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Stories about architecture, cities, people, and inspiration. Through words, images and video, learn more about the impact of KPF's work in the built environment.

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KPF to present at Unreal Fest Online

KPF Director of Applied Research, Cobus Bothma, and Architectural Designer Ayman Tawfeeq, will be presenting at Unreal Fest Online 2020, on Tuesday July 14.

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KPF Screens Virtual Art Show

At a recent virtual Town Hall, the firm screened “Home Is Where the Art Is,” the second annual global KPF Art Show.

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KPF Foundation Awards 2020 Paul Katz Fellowships

Yotam Ben Hur of Harvard GSD and Andrew Keung of Columbia GSAPP are the winners of this year’s grants, established in honor of the life and work of late KPF Principal Paul Katz.

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KPF Signs Up to the RIBA 2030 Challenge

As London Climate Action week starts, KPF announces furthering its commitment to sustainable design in the built environment, by accepting the RIBA 2030 Challenge. Developed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the challenge sets a series of targets for practices to adopt to help architects meet net zero - or better - whole life carbon for new and retrofitted buildings by 2030.

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KPF Celebrates Pride Month 2020

The firm honored LGBTQ+ Pride throughout the month of June, continuing a partnership with Build Out Alliance and hosting multiple internal events that address social justice in design.

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Paul Simovic Joins the Line Up for the REBEC 2020 Digital Conference

KPF Director Paul Simovic will be joining the Real Estate Belgrade Exhibition and Conference (REBEC) on Wednesday July 1, to participate in the Architecture panel as part of a discussion on the future of retail.

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Cobus Bothma Joins New London Architecture to Discuss the Digital Decade

KPF Director of Applied Research, Cobus Bothma, will join a New London Architecture webinar on Tuesday June 30 to discuss what lies ahead in the 'Digital Decade'.

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601 West Pender Street in Vancouver Gains Key City Approval

Situated adjacent to Vancouver’s historic Rogers Building, 601 West Pender Street interweaves elements of nature with architecture to create an urban oasis within the city.

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KPF Achieves Planning Permission for Dramatic City of London Transformation Project

The City of London Planning & Transportation Committee has approved plans for a deep retrofit of 81 Newgate Street, the former BT Headquarters. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) for Tejat V Lux Sàrl, advised by Orion Capital Managers and Pella Real Estate Partners. The design will transform a 1980’s office block into a sustainable, mixed-use building that is embedded in the wider public life of the City as a new gateway destination into London’s ‘Culture Mile’.

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The Power of Art in the Public Realm

KPF is hosting a webinar on the power of public art as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) on Monday 29 June. The event will bring together Sam Wilkinson, Head of Public Art at UCL Culture; artists Jyll Bradley and David Rickard; and KPF Director Leif Lomo, for a conversation moderated by the London Festival of Architecture’s Rosa Rogina, on the role of art in the city.

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KPF Tapped for Design Initiative to Reopen New York's Most Affected Neighborhoods

A joint effort of the Urban Design Forum and the Van Alen Institute, Neighborhoods Now will connect four New York neighborhoods heavily impacted by the pandemic with leading design firms to collaborate and develop safe and effective reopening strategies.

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Mustafa Chehabeddine Participates in the London Festival of Architecture’s ’30 Objects’

The KPF Principal nominated the lift - or elevator - in the ‘30 Objects’ series for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA).

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