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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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One & Five Bank Street Achieves BREEAM Outstanding

One & Five Bank Street in London's Canary Wharf has been certified BREEAM Outstanding for the shell and Core, making it the largest UK New Construction assessment to achieve ‘Outstanding’ at final certification.*

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Hana Kassem Advocates for Healthy Materials in Architecture

In an op-ed for Metropolis magazine, co-authored by the KPF Principal and Jonsara Ruth, co-founder of Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab, the duo highlights the potential health impacts of remaining indoors for extended periods of time.

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KPF Launches KPF Public to Address Racial and Social Inequality in Architecture

Through the new platform KPF is taking specific action to combat inequities within the architecture profession and the built environment.

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KPF Leaders to Participate in the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop 2020

In its fifth year, the two-day ACAW conference will be held virtually, kicking off with a keynote by KPF President and Design Principal James von Klemperer and featuring a presentation about architectural terracotta by the KPF team.

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MGM Cotai Featured on the BBC’s Amazing Hotels

The KPF-designed MGM Cotai opened this season of the BBC's Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby.

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Two KPF Projects Shortlisted in the Architizer A+Awards

Edge and China Resources Tower have been shortlisted in the 8th Annual A+ Popular Choice Awards, with winners to be determined by a public vote, open through July 31.

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KPF Screens Virtual Art Show

At a recent virtual Town Hall, the firm screened “Home Is Where the Art Is,” the second annual global KPF Art Show.

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KPF Presents at Unreal Fest Online

KPF Director of Applied Research, Cobus Bothma, and Architectural Designer Ayman Tawfeeq, presented at Unreal Fest Online 2020, on Tuesday July 14.

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KPF Foundation Awards 2020 Paul Katz Fellowships

Yotam Ben Hur of Harvard GSD and Andrew Keung of Columbia GSAPP are the winners of this year’s grants, established in honor of the life and work of late KPF Principal Paul Katz.

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601 West Pender Street in Vancouver Gains Key City Approval

Situated adjacent to Vancouver’s historic Rogers Building, 601 West Pender Street interweaves elements of nature with architecture to create an urban oasis within the city.

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KPF Achieves Planning Permission for Dramatic City of London Transformation Project

The City of London Planning & Transportation Committee has approved plans for a deep retrofit of 81 Newgate Street, the former BT Headquarters. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) for Tejat V Lux Sàrl, advised by Orion Capital Managers and Pella Real Estate Partners. The design will transform a 1980’s office block into a sustainable, mixed-use building that is embedded in the wider public life of the City as a new gateway destination into London’s ‘Culture Mile’.

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KPF Tapped for Design Initiative to Reopen New York's Most Affected Neighborhoods

A joint effort of the Urban Design Forum and the Van Alen Institute, Neighborhoods Now will connect four New York neighborhoods heavily impacted by the pandemic with leading design firms to collaborate and develop safe and effective reopening strategies.

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Mustafa Chehabeddine Participates in the London Festival of Architecture’s ’30 Objects’

The KPF Principal nominated the lift - or elevator - in the ‘30 Objects’ series for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA).

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KPF Environmental Design Director Featured on Design:ED Podcast

Carlos Cerezo Davila discussed how KPF is implementing sustainable design strategies, the story of his career path, and the value of an international perspective in the architecture industry.

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