From left to right: Claudia Cusumano, Rebecca Gromet, and Jorge Mendoza.

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KPF Names Three New Principals

Kohn Pedersen Fox is pleased to announce the promotion of Claudia Cusumano, Rebecca Gromet, and Jorge Mendoza to Principal, in recognition of their leadership and design contributions to the firm.

Claudia Cusumano AIA NCARB LEED AP

Since joining KPF in 2001, Claudia has honed her focus on program-driven developments in the United States, positioning herself as a strategic leader in the firm across civic, cultural, institutional, interiors, and commercial office projects. From cultural institutions to skyline-defining supertalls to academic innovation centers, Claudia has led the management and coordination of projects from concept through construction, including 30 Hudson Yards and Meta Farley.

Rebecca Gromet AIA LEED AP BD+C

Rebecca brings to her work a commitment to design excellence in connecting the interior and exterior experience. Rebecca’s meticulous attention to detail enhances her designs through a process that translates the aspirations of the client and KPF’s values into the built environment. Demonstrating this approach at a range of scales, Rebecca was a leader of one of KPF’s smallest projects, the boutique residential condominium 500 W 21st St, as well as the firm’s continuing work on its largest infrastructure project, Changi Airport Terminal 5.

Jorge E. Mendoza AIA

Jorge applies his knowledge and abundant skillset to a wide range of projects and building typologies throughout the United States, Latin America, and beyond with a particular expertise in complex developments and life science projects. Jorge’s projects require tight coordination across numerous consultants, stakeholders, and public agencies. He has been responsible for leading KPF projects in Boston, having a keen understanding of its rigorous approvals and community process, starting with the Boston Seaport Square Innovation District, and extending to Echelon Seaport and Channelside.

Claudia, Rebecca, and Jorge join 31 Principals across KPF’s nine global offices.