Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

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KPFKohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is one of the world’s largest architecture firms, providing architectural, interior and urban design as well as programming and master planning services for clients in both the public and private sectors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates ’ portfolio includes corporate, hospitality, residential, academic, civic, cultural, and mixed-use projects located in more than 35 countries. The firm’s recent work includes Shanghai World Financial Center, the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Songdo International Business District. Other recent projects include the large-scale Roppongi Hills project in Tokyo, the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, the RBC Centre and the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, the Abu Dhabi International Airport, and the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, and the Unilever House in London.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates was founded on July 4, 1976 by A. Eugene Kohn, William Pedersen and Sheldon Fox. A fourth principal, Patricia Conway (1937-) specialized in planning and interiors, and in 1984 became president of KPF’s splinter interiors firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox Conway Associates, Inc. KPF now has offices in New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Abu Dhabi. The firm is led by 19 principal architects and 16 directors and has over 500 staff members who come from 43 different countries and speak more than 30 languages

Since its founding, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates has helped develop many sustainable design innovations. The firm’s early experience in Europe, where energy efficient design was the norm, fostered a sustainable design approach at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates that was ahead of its time in the United States. This forward way of thinking, combined with the firm’s continuing innovations in climatic regionalism (or the tailoring of designs to highly specific climatic conditions), has kept Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates at the forefront of sustainable design practices through the present day.