Last week, on February 23rd, the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee hosted a panel discussion titled Displacements_People, the first in a series that will focus on displacement in conversation with architecture and design.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, Kohn Pedersen Fox celebrated the first concrete pour at the site of One Vanderbilt, set to be the tallest office tower in New York.
KPF kicked off February by opening the doors to our Midtown studios working on a notable range of buildings at different stages of conception, design, and construction.
On February 1, 2017, the Urban Green Council (UGC) organized a discussion titled Making Cities Smarter: Using Data to Shape NYC to delve into the intersection of design and technology as it relates to the issues facing cities, especially climate change.
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.