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.
MNP Tower was recently named by the NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, as the Office Project of the Year.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently recognized KPF’s leadership in the design of supertall buildings with the inclusion of 16 KPF projects – the most from any single firm – in its recently published book 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Six KPF projects, ranging from master plans to mixed-use developments, have been shortlisted for the 2016 MIPIM Asia Awards.
Construction recently topped out for the new Collegiate School building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Three KPF projects have recently received awards for excellence in concrete construction, including 10 Hudson Yards and 45 East 22nd Street, both in New York City, and McCord Hall at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
On September 23rd, the principals of Kohn Pedersen Fox teamed with Rebuilding Together NYC on to renovate one of the Banana Kelly Community Improvement Center community center’s outdoor area in the South Bronx.