On June 7th, KPF’s New York office hosted students and their mentors for an end-of-program celebration consisting of presentations and informational workshops.
The event began with an introduction to KPF by Directors John Winkler and Claudia Cusumano. Attendees were then invited to explore the office and visit eight stations designed to provide insight into various project types and aspects of the field. The stations included: entering the profession; mixed-use developments, using Hudson Yards as an example; material science, focusing on One Vanderbilt; project delivery, using HKUST Guangzhou as a case study; interiors with a focus on tech clients; competitions, led by members from the New Business team; prototyping with members from the digital fabrication team; and virtual reality, led by the visualization team.
The League Mentorship program is based in New York and partners with local schools such as New York City College of Technology (City Tech), the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York (CCNY), and the Michael Graves College of Architecture & Design at Kean University, pairing design professionals with architecture students. The annual program spans nine months and fosters mutual learning.
Learn more about the program here.