Jamie von Klemperer introduces the Hudson Yards panel at Facades +

Jamie von Klemperer speaks with keynote speaker Odile Decq

Shawn Duffy presents at Facades+

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KPF at Facades +

Kohn Pedersen Fox had multiple representatives at Facades +, a conference on high-performance building enclosures presented by The Architect’s Newspaper.

Jamie von Klemperer, KPF President, served as New York City Co-Chair alongside William Menking, Editor-in-Chief, of The Architect’s Newspaper.

Day One of the conference, Shawn Duffy, KPF Principal, presented “London Calling: The Bold New Face of the UK” which focused on London as a hotbed of building activity, and the preservation, sustainability, materiality, and scale concerns that come into play with increased construction. 

Bill Pedersen, KPF Founder and Principal, spoke alongside Michael Samuelian of The Related Companies in “Hudson Yards: Designing New York’s Newest Neighborhood,” a panel moderated by ’s Julie Iovine.  The panel unpacked the new 17 million-square-foot commercial and residential neighborhood of Hudson Yards, and how it will contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the cityscape.  KPF Associate Principal, Justin Whiteford, joined the panel to discuss fabrication specifics. 

On Day Two of the conference, KPF’s Cobus Bothma, Franz Prinsloo, and Justin Whiteford led “From Ideas to Construction: Transforming Complex Ideas Into Realty,” a workshop taking an in-depth look at recent case studies of KPF projects including Hudson Yards, 111 Murray Street, and the Abu Dhabi Airport. 

Mark Nicol and Jerrod Kennard of KPF led “Building a Better Building: Closing the Loop between Analysis and Design through Post-Occupancy Data Analysis” which explored the performance of high-performance facades once installed.