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.
During the first week of June, Forth moderated a discussion and participated in a panel at the 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Summit. Hosted in Singapore, the event brought together “over 500 decision makers from all sectors of the real estate industry to discuss ideas and best practices, as well as make new connections and strengthen relationships.”
KPF is pleased to announce three recipients of the 2017 KPF Traveling Fellowship: Jocelyn Sivakorn Arnold from The Architectural Association, Justin Foo from Cornell University, and Jane Jia Weng from Yale University.
On May 30, 2017, KPF President Jamie von Klemperer was appointed as the President of the Board of the Urban Design Forum, effective immediately.
On May 18th, KPF Director Florence Chan spoke at the 29th edition of Zak World of Facades in Hong Kong, an international conference series on the subject of façade design and engineering. Chan presented on the CTF Finance Centre—recently completed in Guangzhou, China—focusing on its unique exterior. Specific topics included the supertall’s context, environmental advantages, and programmatic complexities.
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.
The museum that celebrates car culture in Los Angeles, California has received an 2017 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
KPF has announced three recipients of the 2017 Paul Katz/KPF Scholars Fellowship, hailing from architecture programs on the East Coast.