Ranging from sky-high supertalls to complex office centers, multiple KPF buildings have been shortlisted for the 2017 MIPIM Asia Awards. They include the following projects in their respective categories.
The event will occur at KPF's New York office on Friday, October 13th, 11am-2pm.
On September 28th, the New York Chapter of Professional Women in Construction (PWC) honored Director Marianne Kwok as a Woman of Achievement.
On September 28th, Director Lauren Schmidt kicked off the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Fall networking series with a presentation on the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in the design of 55 Hudson Yards.
On Thursday, September 7th, KPF, Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, and the University of Kentucky celebrated the groundbreaking for the renovation of the College of Law. Scheduled to open in Fall 2019, the original 1965 building will undergo a 26% expansion adding 11 new classrooms, a new 185-seat moot court room, and over 20 group study rooms.
On August 8th, SOHO China and KPF celebrated the topping out of SOHO Gubei in Shanghai. Brian Chung, Director at KPF, stood alongside SOHO Chairman, Pan Shiyi, and other representatives from KPF and our client. At this event, the attendees ceremoniously shoveled concrete on the site, symbolizing their role as partners in the project’s execution.
Two KPF airport designs have received the 2017 International Architecture Award: Nanning Wuxu International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Complex. Located in China and the United Arab Emirates respectively, the terminals reflect innovation in transportation for some of the most rapidly growing cities in the world.
On Tuesday, July 25th, a flurry of middle school students came to the KPF New York office in pursuit of tall tower intel. As part of the Center for Architecture’s summer family programming, the class of twenty-five sixth to eighth graders were participating in a week-long program on skyscraper design geared toward creativity and play.
On June 29th, UN-Habitat tapped KPF Director of Urban Planning Design Jeff Shumaker to speak at their latest forum in Madrid, Spain. As part of the organization’s New Urban Agenda, the event gathered a mix of elected officials and invited experts of a number of topics, from planning and design to livability and equity.
Director Elie Gamburg participated in a panel at this year’s NewCities Summit from June 7th to 9th, 2017. The summit took place in Incheon Songdo, South Korea, gathering diverse professionals to discuss the umbrella topic of “Thriving Cities: The Building Blocks of Urban Wellbeing.” NewCities, a nonprofit and think tank based in Montréal, Quebec, sponsored and organized the event.