Franz, third from left, participated on a panel concerning facade process management.

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Franz Prinsloo Participates in Zak World of Facades Panel

In November, the KPF Associate Principal joined a discussion concerning façade process management, lending his project management and design experience in New York and abroad.

Hosted at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, the New York iteration of Zak World of Facades gathered diverse professionals to discuss their challenges and triumphs in architecture. Prinsloo’s panel included representatives from Rafael Viñoly, Perkins Eastman, Mitsui Fudosan, The Durst Organization, and the Gordon H Smith Corporation, with Mix Patterson from Schueco moderating. Some topics of discussion, as they pertain to façade process management, included role implementation, risk mitigation and potential pitfalls, and bottom line effect.

At KPF, Franz Prinsloo is shepherding 111 Murray to completion, a Manhattan residential tower with a distinctly curved glass façade. He also serves as Project Manager on Brooklyn Point, a residential tower across the East River in Downtown Brooklyn, which will feature a sculptural façade with eclectic materiality. Earlier at KPF, Franz worked on CITIC Tower in Beijing, a corporate headquarters that, upon its imminent completion, will be the city’s tallest building and the crown jewel in its central business district.

Zak World of Facades is one of the world’s premier conferences concerning façade design and engineering, combining programming such as exhibition galleries, power networking, and panel discussions. KPF architects have spoken at these conferences in New York, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, and other major cities. Find more information about upcoming events here.