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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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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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KPF Participates in Interactive Virtual Venice Biennale International Exhibition

Bernard Chang, Florence Chan, Martin Tang, and Yunxiang Peng present their speculative project titled “Porosity 4 Prosperity” at the exhibition’s Hong Kong Collateral Event, held virtually for the first time in its 17 year history.

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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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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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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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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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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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KPF Sponsors 3D Modeling Student Design Competition

KPF Principal Rebecca Cheng and Head of Digital Practice Nicholas Desbiens will participate as jurors in the 6-hour competition, which challenges students from universities across China to design 3D models using Rhino.

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John Bushell Selected for NLA's Expert Panel on Tall Buildings

KPF Design Principal, John Bushell has been reselected for New London Architecture's Expert Panel on Tall Buildings 2021, looking at placemaking and environmental impacts of towers and attitudes to tall buildings.

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Veronica Quintero Presents at Bluebeam XCON

On September 28th, KPF’s BIM Practice Manager led the session titled “Integrating Bluebeam Revu Into Your Design Process.”

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James von Klemperer Discusses The Future of Skyscrapers and 5 WTC with Dezeen

Continuing its 9/11 anniversary series, the outlet considers the next twenty years of skyscraper design, with the KPF President predicting an increase in the use of masonry and craft, as well as a greater mix of uses.

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