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Stories about architecture, cities, people, and inspiration. Through words, images and video, learn more about the impact of KPF’s work in the built environment.

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Skyscraper Museum Celebrates East Midtown and Honors Mary Ann Tighe at One Vanderbilt

On October 20th, the Skyscraper Museum hosted its Making New York History Awards at the KPF-designed tower, with special guest Mary Ann Tighe, CEO of CBRE New York Tri-State Region.

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Projects
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Opens

The immersive observatory experience is located at the top of KPF-designed One Vanderbilt and offers visitors a range of thrills high above Midtown Manhattan, including the neighborhood’s highest viewing point.

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Luc Wilson Co-Chairs Tech+ Virtual Conference

On November 2nd, the KPF Director and Head of KPFui will moderate three panels on technological innovation as part of the conference, themed “Digital Drivers for Future Practices.”

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James von Klemperer Participates in NYLPF Annual Forum

On October 19th, the KPF President discussed the past and future of international cities with the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.

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Florence Chan Hosts Tour of the Rosewood Hotel at Victoria Dockside

On October 23rd, the KPF Director will guide viewers through the design of the hotel tower and share how it fits into the larger KPF-designed waterfront development.

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Press Releases
Founder of Equity Co:LAB, Kavitha Mathew, Joins KPF in New Leadership Position as Global Diversity Officer

With a two-decade career in architecture and advocacy, Mathew will lead and expand KPF’s ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts, guide its corporate social responsibility initiatives, and play a key role in project-specific community engagement.

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Short Film on KPF's Resiliency and Renewal Program for NYCHA Featured in Open House New York Weekend

The KPF-produced film documents the design process behind the NYCHA neighborhood revitalization alongside collaborating partners and is available on-demand as part of OHNY’s Weekend design festival.

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Projects
One Vanderbilt’s Market Resilience Highlighted in the Financial Times

The KPF-designed office tower is a central point of the article, which discusses the challenges the pandemic has presented for commercial office buildings, and highlights the details and amenities that have allowed One Vanderbilt to flourish.

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KPF to Present at Leading Technology Conference

KPF Director of Applied Research, Cobus Bothma and IT Operations Manager Jayson Thaker will present at NVIDIA GTC on November 9.

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Bill Pedersen Discusses Building Inspiration and Responsibility in AD&P Podcast

The KPF founding partner spoke with Trent Bell on his new book, Gesture and Response, and the design process behind some of KPF’s most iconic towers in the Architecture, Design, & Photography podcast.

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Angela Wu Participates in Bisnow Panel on the Future of San Francisco

On October 7th, the KPF Director of West Coast Operations took part in the conference “The Return to the Golden City,” to provide insight into what the next decade holds for the city.

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Bloomberg Checks in on Songdo, the KPF-Designed Smart City

The video includes interviews with KPF President James von Klemperer alongside academics, urban planners, and Songdo residents, looking back on the success of the South Korean city that was planned from scratch to incorporate smart technology and support a sustainable urban lifestyle.

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Nicholas Desbiens and Three KPF BIM Specialists Present at Autodesk University

Kicking off on October 5th, the conference featured talks from KPF’s Head of Digital Practice and members of the BIM team, highlighting the firm's use of technology to respond to design challenges and evolving climates.

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Neighborhoods Now wins MASterworks Award

The Municipal Arts Society honored the Bedford-Stuyvesant initiative, developed by the Van Alen Institute and Urban Design Forum, with special recognition for its neighborhood contribution and thoughtful design solutions.

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