Marianne Kwok has more than 23 years of professional experience in architectural design for a variety of built commercial, residential, and cultural facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Since joining KPF in 1994, she has been the Senior Designer for some to the firm’s most high-profile projects, including numerous corporate headquarters, mixed-use commercial developments, and master planning projects.
Of note, Marianne has led the design of several constructed corporate headquarters at London’s Canary Wharf, including Clifford Chance, winner of the British Council for Offices Award (2005), State Street Bank, KPMG and Fitch Ratings, as well as the AIG Headquarters in the City of London. She also was the senior designer of the former Lehman Brothers Headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue in New York’s Times Square, now home to Barclays Bank, the Bloomingdales at Aventura Mall near Miami, winner of an AIA New York State Chapter Award of Merit, and the renovation of the Samsung Headquarters and the Rodin Pavilion in Seoul. The pavilion’s design has been recognized with several design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Chicago Athenaeum and the P/A Awards.
Most recently, Marianne designed a 420-meter-tall super high-rise tower in Suzhou, China that is a mix of office, residential, and hotel functions and, in New York City, led the design of Hudson Yards, a 26-acre mixed-use redevelopment on Manhattan’s far west side, which includes over 13 million square feet of office, residential, retail, cultural and educational facilities.
Marianne received her Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where she was the recipient of the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Silver Medal, awarded to the most meritorious architectural thesis in the College of Art, Architecture and Planning.