On July 17th, 2018, Related Companies, Oxford Properties Group, and KPF celebrated the official topping out of the Hudson Yards landmark tower, 30 Hudson Yards, which will house the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. The final beam was placed on its steel crown early that morning.
As part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual conference in New York City, the Related Companies hosted a day at Hudson Yards for conference attendees. A morning and afternoon session each began with a panel at KPF’s 10 Hudson Yards followed by a walking tour of the site.
The Chicago Athenaeum awarded its 2018 American Prize for Architecture to the KPF President and Design Principal. The award was given at a dinner on June 20 in New York at the Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center, a space designed by Alvar Aalto.
The second annual Smart Cities New York (SCNY) conference welcomed KPF President James von Klemperer to deliver a lecture on data, density, and the future or urban design. Hosted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the conference was “Emerging Power of Cities.”
As Design Director for 10 and 30 Hudson Yards, Marianne Kwok presented on the monumental mixed-use development at the annual British Council for Offices (BCO).
Hailing from multiple KPF offices, ten architects traveled to Mulanje, Malawi in southeast Africa to help repair and build houses. Their participation reflects the strength of the firm’s global community and reiterates the positive effect of Habitat’s work abroad.
Curated by Professor Wang Weijun, the Hong Kong Pavilion featured “100 Towers from 100 Architects,” including KPF’s work at Victoria Dockside—a vibrant, mixed-use development at the heart of Victoria Harbor.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Triangle welcomed architects and designers in a public charrette and discussion on the thoughtful design and development of Raleigh, North Carolina.
The jury for the twenty-third annual awards included architecture professionals from esteemed practices of varying size and expertise. Together, they selected the winners in Chicago on June 4th, 2018.
On Thursday, May 31st, one of KPF’s most iconic projects received global recognition at CTBUH’s 2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference in Chicago.