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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
New York City
, where it is located.

CONTENTS

* 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

RECENT WORK

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 Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills
in Tokyo
Tokyo
(2003), Unilever House in London
London
(2007), the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas (2009), the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor (2009), the RBC Centre
RBC Centre
in Toronto
Toronto
(2009), the University of Minnesota Science Teaching and Student Services Center (2010), Centra Metropark in Iselin, New Jersey (2011), the Heron Tower
Heron Tower
in London
London
(2011) and the Buffalo United States Courthouse (2011). Over the past few years, KPF has completed the tallest towers in a number of countries: Lotte World Tower , the tallest in Korea
Korea
(2015), the International Commerce Centre , the tallest in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(2011), Tour First
Tour First
, the tallest building in France
France
(2011). 333 Wacker Drive , Chicago, Illinois, USA Westendstraße 1 , Frankfurt, Germany Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills
, Tokyo, Japan Shanghai
Shanghai
World Financial Center , Shanghai, China Tour First
Tour First
, Paris, France
France
Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse , Buffalo, New York, USA International Commerce Centre , Hong Kong, China SAR Hoftoren , The Hague, Netherlands Rothermere American Institute
Rothermere American Institute
, University of Oxford
University of Oxford
, Oxford, UK

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 New York's Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
(2005).

Current projects around the world include the Midfield Terminal Complex at the Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
International Airport and the 660-meter-tall Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China.

APPROACH

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 World Bank
World Bank
Headquarters, Unilever House , and The Landmark in Hong Kong. KPF has been recognized for workplace collaboration. KPF’s intranet “Architectural Forum” has been described in Architectural Record as an example of “a resource that contributes to a learning environment through mentoring supporting teams and individuals with new ideas, and sharing best practices”.

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, even 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 Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
in both 1995 and 1997. In 1986, KPF’s Procter South America including Ventura Corporate Towers in Rio de Janeiro (2008) and Infinity Tower in São Paulo (2012); Australia, including Chifley Tower
Chifley Tower
in Sydney (1992); and has also worked on several projects in Africa.

SELECTED PROJECTS

* 52-54 Lime Street
52-54 Lime Street
, London, UK * 55 Hudson Yards , New York City, USA * Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Investment Authority Tower , Abu Dhabi, UAE * Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
International Airport Midfield Terminal Concourse, Abu Dhabi, UAE * Baruch College
Baruch College
Newman Vertical Campus, City University of New York, New York City, USA * Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
, Buffalo, New York, USA * 5 World Trade Center , Manhattan, New York City, USA * Chicago Title and Trust Center , Chicago, Illinois, USA * Chifley Tower
Chifley Tower
, Sydney, Australia * CNOOC Building , Beijing, China * Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse , Buffalo, New York, USA * Espirito Santo Plaza , Miami, Florida, USA * Ernst & Young Tower , Toronto, Ontario, Canada * Foley Square
Foley Square
/ Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse , New York City, USA * Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre , Guangzhou, China * Heron Tower
Heron Tower
, London, UK * Hoftoren , The Hague, Netherlands * Hysan Place , Hong Kong * International Commerce Centre
International Commerce Centre
, Hong Kong * Marina Bay Financial Centre
Marina Bay Financial Centre
, Singapore * Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
(MoMA) Expansion and Renovation, New York City, USA * One Vanderbilt , New York City, USA * RBC Centre
RBC Centre
, Toronto, Canada * Ritz-Carlton Toronto
Toronto
, Toronto, Canada * Mori Tower and Grand Hyatt at Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills
, Tokyo, Japan * Rothermere American Institute
Rothermere American Institute
, University of Oxford
University of Oxford
, Oxford, UK * Science Teaching and Student Services Center, University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA * Shanghai
Shanghai
World Financial Center , Shanghai, China * Songdo International Business District , Incheon, Korea * South Bank Tower
South Bank Tower
, London, UK * Stephen M. Ross School of Business , University of Michigan-Ann Arbor , Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA * The Landmark , Hong Kong * Unilever House , 100 VE, London, UK * Westendstraße 1 , Frankfurt, Germany * World Bank
World Bank
Headquarters, Washington, D.C, USA

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;">

* ^ http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20110418/REAL_ESTATE/110419871 * ^ '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 2010-01-08. * ^ Giovanni, Joseph. "Kohn Pedersen Fox: Transition and Development, 1986-1992." ed. James Warren. New York: Rizzoli, 1993. * ^ A B The American Institute of Architects. Architecture
Architecture
Firm Award Recipients. Retrieved 2010-01-08. * ^ Kohn Pedersen Fox: Architecture
Architecture
and Urbanism, 1993-2002, eds. Ian Luna and Kenneth Powell. New York: Rizzoli, 2002. * ^ Kaplan-Seem, Anya. ‘ Shanghai
Shanghai
Skyscraper Named ‘Best Tall Building.’ Architectural Record. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-08. * ^ Kaplan-Seem, Anya. ‘ Shanghai
Shanghai
Skyscraper Named ‘Best Tall Building.’Architectural Record. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-08. * ^ http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2011/Architecture/index.htm

EXTERNAL LINKS

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