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Kohn Pedersen Fox
Kohn Pedersen Fox was founded
in 1976 by
A. Eugene Kohn, FAIA RIBA JIA, William Pedersen FAIA, FAAR, and Sheldon Fox FAIA. The practice has since grown from 3 to over 400 people, has added offices in London (1989) and Tokyo (1995) and has worked in over 30 countries.
The name was synonymous in the late eighties for the art-deco revival post-modern skyscrapers of the era (which it did very well), and every major city of the world needed to have one. It has more recently designed in the Modernist style.
|Ernst & Young HQ in Times Square (2000)|
|Apartment House (1986)|
Hudson Yards Redevelopment, New York City, USA
333 Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Westendstraße 1, Frankfurt, Germany
Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
Tour First, Paris, France
Buffalo 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
Headquartered in New York and London, KPF initially distinguished itself
through its dedicated attention to the development of the most
characteristic and significant American building type, the skyscraper.
KPF has since achieved international stature with their brand of refined
modernism. Among the recent projects included in this monograph are: the
World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Baruch College in New York
City, the Gannett/USA Today Building in McLean, Virginia and the Rodin
Museum in Seoul, Korea. Projects have been built in Tokyo, Warsaw,
Honolulu, Taiwan, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and The Netherlands.
The structures themselves—the overwhelming majority of which are shown finished—are renowned for their exploration and continuation of the legacy of modern architecture. The sleek, cutting-edge buildings represent the firm's diverse designs for institutional, academic, and corporate clients around the world. As befits their skyscraper-architect reputation, KPF has designed what will be, upon completion in Shanghai, the world's tallest building.