On Friday, February 3, 2017, Kohn Pedersen Fox celebrated the first concrete pour at the site of One Vanderbilt, set to be the tallest office tower in New York.
KPF kicked off February by opening the doors to our Midtown studios working on a notable range of buildings at different stages of conception, design, and construction.
KPF has been shortlisted for Building Design magazine’s prestigious annual Architect of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on the 8th of March later this year.
KPF is seeking qualified candidates for several positions in the New York, NY office.
On February 1, 2017, the Urban Green Council (UGC) organized a discussion titled Making Cities Smarter: Using Data to Shape NYC to delve into the intersection of design and technology as it relates to the issues facing cities, especially climate change. Hosted at KPF’s offices in New York, the event gathered professionals across sectors who have shown exemplary leadership in sustainable design. It was the first installment of the new Design Leaders Forum, which will meet quarterly to explore topics particular to the industry at large.
For the past year, Abu Dhabi Airports Company has been monitoring the construction of its Midfield Terminal Complex from a unique vantage point. On January 31, the company released a three-minute video of footage from the site, which presents sequential clips of its progress over a 12-month span. At the beginning of 2016, the structure shown is mostly steel and scaffolding. By the new year, the entire shell had been fabricated, showcasing its dynamic X-shape. A combination of aerial, time-lapse, and in situ shots illustrate the meticulous process of assembly.
10 Hudson Yards, the first tower of New York City’s newest neighborhood, is a finalist for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York 2nd Annual Awards for Excellence in Development. The completed project has been chosen for the Excellence in Office Development category.
KPF is 40 years old, has delivered some 600 buildings in that time and is looking forward to the next four decades. But what is its ethos? Is it just another big corporate practice? And where is it going?
New York City’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards, won Future Civic Project of the Year at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards held in Berlin. The project was presented on Wednesday, November 16th, and announced as the winner that evening.
The KPF and SL Green team was joined by elected officials and partners, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Councilmember Dan Garodnick at an on-site groundbreaking ceremony.