The KPF and SL Green team was joined by elected officials and partners, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Councilmember Dan Garodnick at an on-site groundbreaking ceremony.
Construction recently topped out for the new Collegiate School building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
On September 23rd, the principals of Kohn Pedersen Fox teamed with Rebuilding Together NYC on to renovate one of the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Center community center’s outdoor area in the South Bronx.
Growing up Seoul, Lee Changsub’s favorite activity is watching construction of the 123-floor Lotte Tower with binoculars from his balcony at home. All of 9-years-old, Changsub has studied skyscrapers, memorizing all the tallest towers in the world and their architects. He has filled his head with facts and figures about how they are constructed, and designs his own buildings drawing inspiration from the world around him.
KPF’s Tokyo Garden Terrace opened last week in Kioicho, a neighborhood in the southern district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. Seibu Properties is the developer for the project, with KPF serving as Design Architect and Nikken Sekkei serving as Executive Architect.
40 years ago on July 4th, 1976, A. Eugene Kohn, William Pedersen, and Sheldon Fox founded Kohn Peder-sen Fox Associates (KPF) in the midst of an economic downturn, confident in their combined abilities and partnership. Within two years of its founding, William Louie, current principal, joined KPF. The firm’s first project was the renovation of the ABC Armory Building in New York (completed 1978). KPF soon gained national recognition with the design of such buildings as 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago, the head-quarters for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, and the World Bank in Washington DC.
KPF President James von Klemperer moderated “Urban Regeneration – Unlocking Opportunities to Drive Sustainable Growth” at the Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Summit. The panel participants included Dr. Cheong Koon Hean of the Housing and Development Board of Singapore, Ian Hawksworth of Capco, Fu Zhiqiang of Vanke, and Albert Chan of Shui On Land.
Over the weekend, the Van Alen Institute held the L Train Shutdown Charrette, an opportunity to imagine systemic design solutions for the imminent reduction in L train service in New York City.