Join Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates at its office for drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes look at their ongoing work. The League’s First Fridays are monthly opportunities for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature brief office tours and presentations along with happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.
Founded in 1976 by Eugene Kohn, William Pedersen, and Sheldon Fox, KPF is currently one of the largest architecture firms in the world. Based in New York City, with offices in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Abu Dhabi, the firm designs a range of corporate, institutional, cultural, and residential projects. For KPF, the programmatic efficiency and commercial success of a building are as important as its ability to promote sustainable environments, respect local contexts, and reflect the communities that inhabit them. These priorities have informed a wide variety of designs, including the Shanghai World Financial Center and the 10 Hudson Yards tower, the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University, the Rodin Gallery in Seoul, and the Midfield Terminal Concourse at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
For its extensive work in the United States and abroad, KPF has won ten AIA National Chapter Awards, as well as recognition from the Urban Land Institute, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the World Architecture Festival, and many others.