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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 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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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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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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Rob Whitlock Speaks with Architectural Record about 5 World Trade Center

20 years after 9/11, Architectural Record highlights the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, with input from the KPF Principal on the firm’s design for the master plan’s final plot.

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660 Fifth Avenue’s Green Amenities Featured in Commercial Observer

The KPF-renovation project features new terraces on multiple floors, offering expansive outdoor spaces in Midtown Manhattan.

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James von Klemperer Speaks with Dezeen About the Evolution of Skyscraper Design Since 9/11

In light of the 20th anniversary of the attack, the KPF President discussed how the tragedy led to “a renaissance of tall building design."

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Luc Wilson Discusses KPF Urban Interface’s Tools with Architectural Record

As part of the September issue’s “Reimagining the City” series, the KPF Director shared how the firm is developing interactive web tools that benefit public-space design.

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One Shenzhen Bay Featured in Architectural Practice Magazine

The KPF-planned and designed mixed-use development earned a spotlight in the magazine’s issue on international design firms in China.

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James von Klemperer Speaks to Fast Company on Building Height Limits in China

Given the firm’s extensive supertall portfolio in the region, the KPF President was invited to speak with Nate Berg on the urban, economic, and aesthetic reasoning and impacts of the new restrictions.

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KPF Ranked Among Architectural Record’s Top 25 Firms

The firm earned the 13th spot in the publication’s 2021 list, improving on its position as 17th in 2020.

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17xM and 415 Natoma Featured in ArchDaily’s Round Up of Best Unbuilt Commercial Projects

The two KPF office buildings were included in the list, showcasing projects currently in the planning, design, or construction phases.

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Progressing Ahead of Schedule, Demolition Work Completes at One Madison Avenue

Progress continues on the KPF-renovation project in the Flatiron District, with New York YIMBY releasing new images of the construction.

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Lauren Schmidt Shares Career Advice with Design Voice Podcast

In the episode, “Lessons in Leadership with Lauren Schmidt”, the KPF Principal outlines experiences that have helped guide her and gives advice to those emerging in the field.

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James von Klemperer Addresses Changes in Post-Pandemic Workplace Design

In an article published by Architectural Record, the KPF President noted that clients are now prioritizing amenities and access to outdoor space to improve the health of employees.

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