The symposium explored how the dueling impacts of power and equity continue to shape the fields of architectural practice and academia.
At Convergence: Crossroad in Singapore, the AIA International Region’s 4th annual conference, the KPF President and Design Principal outlined the challenges and advantages of making neighborhoods from the viewpoint of a global practice.
The KPF Design Director discussed the firm’s work at Hudson Yards in relation to the future of development in Sydney.
KPF Urban Interface has launched a set of interactive, web-based tools to help the public participate in the design and development of their cities and communities. These are the first in a series of tools to make data analysis accessible and fun.
In October, Marianne Kwok and Hana Kassem, both leaders in the KPF studio, presented on their exciting and ambitious work with the firm, as well as the experience and challenges of being a woman in architecture today.
On October 23rd, KPF and Cove Property Group celebrated the construction milestone at the 26-story office building renovation near Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.
The firm’s leaders contributed to the conference’s narrative “Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism” with an Opening Plenary from von Klemperer, KPF President, and a Panel Discussion featuring Chehabeddine, Design Principal.
From September 10th to 21st, the Chinese University of Hong Kong presented the second iteration of KPF Making: an exhibit highlighting the firm’s attention to craft. From the supertall tower to the low-rise neighborhood, the show’s content demonstrates the studio’s prowess in the design of high quality and contextually sensitive buildings. It celebrates the architect as collaborator, investigator, problem-solver, and maker.
von Klemperer introduced the conference’s theme of urban placemaking – addressing history and process through the analysis of five global neighborhoods of varying scales, locations and solutions.
KPF Director Devin Ratliff presented an overview of the firm’s work to redevelop the NYCHA Red Hook Houses after Hurricane Sandy as part of “Housing Our Cities’ Growing Populations” – a recent webinar hosted by Architectural Record and the Continuing Education Center.