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Kohn Pedersen Fox
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] 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[edit] 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.[2] KPF’s projects over the last 10 years include Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills
in Tokyo
Tokyo
(2003), Unilever House
Unilever House
in London
London
(2007), the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas (2009), the Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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, the tallest building in France
France
(2011).

333 Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Westendstraße 1, Frankfurt, Germany

Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan

Shanghai
Shanghai
World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

Tour First, Paris, 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, 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.[3] Also in New York, KPF recently completed NYU's new College of Nursing, Dentistry & Bio-Engineering Institute in collaboration with EYP Architects[4] 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.[5] Approach[edit] 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”.[6] Beginnings in the United States (1976–1980s)[edit] KPF was founded in 1976 by A. Eugene Kohn, William Pedersen, and Sheldon Fox. Shortly thereafter, 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 led to 14 more projects for ABC over the next 11 years, as well as commissions from major corporations across the country, including AT&T and Hercules Incorporated. By the mid-1980s, KPF had nearly 250 architects working on projects in cities throughout the United States. In 1985, John Burgee (of rival architecture firm John Burgee
John Burgee
Architects) called KPF “The best commercial firm now practicing in the U.S.”[7] KPF's design for 333 Wacker Drive
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.[8] In 1986, KPF’s Procter & Gamble Headquarters in Cincinnati, which included an open plan interior design by Patricia Conway, was recognized for its innovative design with the AIA National Honor Award. [8] After its success with these projects, KPF was selected to design the IBM World Headquarters in Armonk, NY (1997), the Chicago Title and Trust Building in Chicago (1992), and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (1993). In the 1990s, KPF also took on a larger number of government and civic projects, including the Foley Square U.S. Courthouse
Foley Square U.S. Courthouse
in New York (1995), the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse
Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse
in Portland, OR (1996), the U.S. Courthouse of Minneapolis (1996), the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (1993) and the multiple award-winning redevelopment of The World Bank
World Bank
Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (1996). KPF’s winning entry in the international competition for the World Bank Headquarters, which drew 76 entrants from 26 countries, was the only entry that included the retention of existing structures. KPF’s sensitive design solution for the World Bank, its first D.C. project, set the tone for KPF’s future high-profile international work. Expansion to Europe (1980s–1990s)[edit] In the 1980s and 1990s, KPF transformed from an American firm known for its corporate designs into an international firm with institutional, government, and transportation commissions in addition to corporate work. KPF completed the design for two blocks of the large-scale Canary Wharf redevelopment (1987) and the Goldman Sachs Headquarters on Fleet Street (1987–1991).[9] KPF has been selected for projects in the Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
area through the present day, including the Clifford Chance Tower (2002) to the KPMG's European Headquarters (2009). KPF’s subsequent work in the U.K. includes Thames Court in London (1998), the Rothermere American Institute
Rothermere American Institute
at Oxford University (2001) and the master plan for the London
London
School of Economics (2002). KPF’s design for the award-winning Westendstraße 1
Westendstraße 1
in Frankfurt (1992), an early example of mixed-use design, further increased the firm's international prominence and solidified the firm's reputation as a progressive global practice. KPF was chosen for subsequent projects throughout Europe, including Provinciehuis in The Hague (1998), Danube House in River City, Prague (2003), the expansion and renovation of the World Trade Center in Amsterdam (2004) and the Endesa Headquarters in Madrid (2003). Work in Asia and internationally (1990s–2009)[edit] KPF's introduction to the Asian market began with the 4,500,000-square-foot (420,000 m2) Japan Railways Central Towers project in Nagoya (1999). Within 10 years, KPF had projects in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. Completed KPF projects in Asia include Plaza 66
Plaza 66
on Shanghai’s Nanjing Xi Lu (2001), Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills
in Tokyo
Tokyo
(2003), the Rodin Pavilion in Seoul
Seoul
(2003), the Merrill Lynch Japan Head Office in Tokyo (2004) and the Shanghai
Shanghai
World Financial Center (2008), which was named the “Best Tall Building Overall” by the Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat in 2008.[10] KPF worked with renowned structural engineers, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, to maximize the Shanghai tower’s floor plate and material efficiency by perfecting its tapered form.[11] In addition to this work in Asia, KPF has completed projects in: the Middle East, including the Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
Investment Authority Headquarters (2007) and the Marina Towers (2008); South America including Ventura Corporate Towers in Rio de Janeiro (2008) and Infinity Tower in São Paulo (2012); Australia, including Chifley Tower in Sydney (1992); and has also worked on several projects in Africa. Selected projects[edit]

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, New York, USA 5 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, USA Chicago Title and Trust Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA 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, London, UK Hoftoren, The Hague, Netherlands Hysan Place, Hong Kong International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong 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, Toronto, Canada Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Toronto, Canada Mori Tower and Grand Hyatt at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan Rothermere American Institute, 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, 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[edit] AIA National Chapter Awards[edit]

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 & Gamble Headquarters, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (1987) AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, 333 Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA (1984)

Source:[12] See also[edit]

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References[edit]

^ http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20110418/REAL_ESTATE/110419871 ^ 'Projects by Type.' Projects. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-04-02.  Retrieved 2010-03-03. ^ 'Hudson Yards.' "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-07.  Retrieved 2011-09-07. ^ "NYU Expands Outside Village". Retrieved 2012-05-18.  ^ CTBUH Buildings Database Retrieved 2012-05-03 ^ Pressman, Andrew. ‘Creating a firm culture that supports innovative design.’ Architectural Record. February 2008. [1] 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. [2] 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. [3] Retrieved 2010-01-08. ^ Kaplan-Seem, Anya. ‘ Shanghai
Shanghai
Skyscraper Named ‘Best Tall Building.’Architectural Record. 24 December 2008. [4] Retrieved 2010-01-08. ^ http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2011/Architecture/index.htm

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