On March 8th, KPF Senior Associate Principal Andrew Werner participated in a lively panel discussion examining the design and construction of Hudson Yards for the Commercial Observer’s 2018 Special Design and Construction Conference.
On February 26th, Jamie von Klemperer gave the Arnold Syrop and Joanne Syrop Lecture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Reflecting on his role as Design Principal and President, von Klemperer presented a brief history of his work at KPF and provided an update on recent and upcoming projects.
On Thursday, September 7th, KPF, Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, and the University of Kentucky celebrated the groundbreaking for the renovation of the College of Law. Scheduled to open in Fall 2019, the original 1965 building will undergo a 26% expansion adding 11 new classrooms, a new 185-seat moot court room, and over 20 group study rooms.
On August 8th, SOHO China and KPF celebrated the topping out of SOHO Gubei in Shanghai. At this event, the attendees, including KPF Director Brian Chung standing alongside SOHO Chairman Pan Shiyi, ceremoniously shoveled concrete on the site, symbolizing their roles as partners in the project's execution.
On Tuesday, July 25th, a flurry of middle school students came to the KPF New York office in pursuit of tall tower intel. As part of the Center for Architecture’s summer family programming, the class of twenty-five sixth to eighth graders were participating in a week-long program on skyscraper design geared toward creativity and play.
On June 29th, UN-Habitat tapped KPF Director of Urban Planning Design Jeff Shumaker to speak at their latest forum in Madrid, Spain. As part of the organization’s New Urban Agenda, the event gathered a mix of elected officials and invited experts of a number of topics, from planning and design to livability and equity.
Director Elie Gamburg participated in a panel at this year’s NewCities Summit from June 7th to 9th, 2017. The summit took place in Incheon Songdo, South Korea, gathering diverse professionals to discuss the umbrella topic of “Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing.” NewCities, a nonprofit and think tank based in Montréal, Quebec, sponsored and organized the event.
Echelon Seaport held its ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday, June 13, with several members of the KPF team in attendance. The event gathered governmental, design, and construction professionals to celebrate the future of Boston’s seaport district as a cultural and residential destination.
On May 17th, Principal Jill Lerner was honored by the New York Building Congress at their Leadership Awards Luncheon. Lerner, a Guest of Honor at the event, is also on the organization’s Board of Directors. The Leadership Committee members hail from numerous sectors concerned with the built environment, from developers to architects to the U.S. Senate.
KPF London put on their gardening gloves to design and create a community garden at the homeless hostel, Arlington House.