KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES (KPF) is an American architecture firm
which provides architecture, interior, programming and master planning
services for clients in both the public and private sectors. KPF is
one of the largest architecture firms in the world and is currently
one of the largest in
New York City
* 1 Recent work
* 2 Approach
* 2.1 Beginnings in the United States (1976–1980s) * 2.2 Expansion to Europe (1980s–1990s) * 2.3 Work in Asia and internationally (1990s–2009)
* 3 Selected projects
* 4 Awards and honors
* 4.1 AIA National Chapter Awards
* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Today, KPF's projects include civic and cultural spaces, commercial office buildings, transportation facilities, residential and hospitality developments, educational and institutional facilities, and diverse mixed-use commercial developments.
KPF’s projects over the last 10 years include
In New York, KPF is presently designing the Hudson Yards
Redevelopment Project , a 26-acre site on Manhattan's West Side that
is the largest undeveloped single piece of property on the island.
Also in New York, KPF recently completed NYU's new College of Nursing,
Dentistry & Bio-Engineering Institute in collaboration with EYP
Architects and the 390,000-square-foot CUNY Advanced Science Research
Center. KPF recently completed One Jackson Square (2009) and served as
Executive Architect for the 10-year phased expansion and renovation of
Museum of Modern Art
Current projects around the world include the Midfield Terminal
Complex at the
KPF's philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that success is the
result of collaboration and dialogue. KPF explains, “A similar
sentiment is central to the manner in which we weave our buildings
into the environmental fabric." For a firm of its size, KPF takes on
an unusually large number of restoration and renovation projects.
Examples of this work include The
BEGINNINGS IN THE UNITED STATES (1976–1980S)
Shortly after its founding in 1976, the American Broadcasting Company
(ABC) chose KPF to redevelop a former armory building on Manhattan’s
West Side to house TV studios and offices. This experience led to 14
more projects for ABC over the next 11 years, as well as commissions
from major corporations across the country, including the AT&T and
Hercules Incorporated. By the mid-1980s, KPF had nearly 250 architects
working on projects in cities throughout the United States. By 1985,
John Burgee (of rival architecture firm
John Burgee Architects)
called KPF, “The best commercial firm now practicing in the U.S.”
KPF's design for
333 Wacker Drive in Chicago (1983), which was awarded
the AIA National Honor Award in 1984, made the firm nationally famous.
It remains a Chicago landmark, and was voted “Favorite Building”
by the readers of the
52-54 Lime Street
AWARDS AND HONORS
AIA NATIONAL CHAPTER AWARDS
* AIA National Chapter Architectural Firm Award (1990) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, Centra at Metropark, Iselin, New Jersey (2013) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, One Jackson Square, New York City, USA (2011) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, Unilever House , London, UK (2008) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarters McLean, Virginia, USA (2005) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, Baruch College Newman Vertical Complex, New York York City, USA (2003) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, The World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C, USA (1998) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, Westendstraße 1 , Frankfurt, Germany (1994) * AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, Procter -webkit-column-width: 45em; column-width: 45em; list-style-type: decimal;">
* ^ 'Projects by Type.' Projects. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
* ^ 'Hudson Yards.' Retrieved 2011-09-07.
* ^ "NYU Expands Outside Village". Retrieved 2012-05-18.
* ^ CTBUH Buildings Database Retrieved 2012-05-03
* ^ A B 'Overview.' Profile. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
* ^ Pressman, Andrew. ‘Creating a firm culture that supports
innovative design.’ Architectural Record. February 2008. Retrieved
* ^ Giovanni, Joseph. "Kohn Pedersen Fox: Transition and
Development, 1986-1992." ed. James Warren. New York: Rizzoli, 1993.
* ^ A B The American Institute of Architects.
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