KPF London put on their gardening gloves to design and create a community garden at the homeless hostel, Arlington House.
KPF’s Lotte World Tower opened on Monday, April 3rd, 2017. The 123-story, 555-meters-tall tower is now the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest in the world.
On Tuesday, October 18th, SL Green and Kohn Pedersen Fox celebrated the groundbreaking of One Vanderbilt, set to be the second tallest tower in New York.
Construction recently topped out for the new Collegiate School building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
On September 23rd, the principals of Kohn Pedersen Fox teamed with Rebuilding Together NYC and the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association to revitalize the outdoor community space for a affordable housing complex in the South Bronx.
Growing up Seoul, Lee Changsub’s favorite activity is watching construction of the 123-floor Lotte Tower through binoculars from his balcony at home. All of 9-years-old, Changsub has studied skyscrapers, memorizing all the tallest towers in the world and their architects. He has filled his head with facts and figures about how they are constructed, and sketches his own building designs complete with floor plans, elevations, and height calculations.
KPF’s Tokyo Garden Terrace opened last week in Kioicho, a neighborhood in the southern district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. Seibu Properties is the developer for the project, with KPF serving as Design Architect and Nikken Sekkei serving as Executive Architect.
40 years ago on July 4th,1976, A. Eugene Kohn, William Pedersen, and Sheldon Fox founded Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) in the midst of an economic downturn, confident in their combined abilities and partnership. Within two years of its founding, William Louie, current principal, joined KPF. The firm’s first project was the renovation of the ABC Armory Building in New York (completed 1978). KPF soon gained national recognition with the design of such buildings as 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago, the headquarters for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, and the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC.
KPF President James von Klemperer moderated “Urban Regeneration – Unlocking Opportunities to Drive Sustainable Growth” at the Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Summit. The panel participants included Dr. Cheong Koon Hean of the Housing and Development Board of Singapore, Ian Hawksworth of Capco, Fu Zhiqiang of Vanke, and Albert Chan of Shui On Land.
Over the weekend, the Van Alen Institute held the L Train Shutdown Charrette, an opportunity to imagine systemic design solutions for the imminent reduction in L train service in New York City.