Sir Terry Farrell is one of the world's foremost urban planners and architects. During forty years in practice, Farrell has transformed London's skyline and animated the banks of the Thames with his Charing Cross and MI6 headquarters buildings. His talk, "Shaping London: The patterns and forms that make the metropolis," was featured as part of PennDesign's Spring 2013 lecture series.+ More details
“Work and Words: The Diana Center” was a rare opportunity to hear from individuals who have framed critical positions regarding the territory of architecture and urban form. Marion Weiss, Graham Chair Professor of Architecture, and her partner Michael Manfredi presented the evolution of their work on Monday, March 21. Dr. David Leatherbarrow, interim chair of Architecture moderated the conversation also featuring Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll. Sponsored by Kohn Pedersen Fox.+ More details
Sentient City Case Studies: New Songdo City and Meixi Lake James von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Relina Bulchandani, Cisco Systems Introduction: Rosalie Genevro Recorded: October 7, 2009 Presented as part of the public program series organized in conjunction with the Architectural League’s fall 2009 exhibition Toward the Sentient City. Working in collaboration with Cisco Systems, Kohn Pedersen Fox is currently master-planning two new cities — New Songdo City, South Korea and Meixi Lake, Hunan Province, China — in which all information systems — residential, medical, business — will be linked. Organized around eight “tracks,” the systems will be designed to provide smart and connected solutions for real estate, safety and security, transportation, utilities, government, education, health care, and sports. James von Klemperer, design principal, and Relina Bulchandani, Director, Connected Real Estate Practice, will discuss the major challenges of planning for the “ubiquitous city,” or u-city. BIO James von Klemperer has been responsible for the design of major commissions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His recent and current projects include the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, Nicosia, Cyprus; Plaza 66, Shanghai; ZhongGuanCun West, Beijing; the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, New York City; the Institute for International Economics, Washington D.C.; 640 Fifth Avenue, New York City; and the Mohegan Sun Resort hotel, casino, and arena in northern Connecticut. He received a Bachelor of Art from Harvard University, Master of Architecture from Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. Relina Bulchandani is a director in the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group Connected Real Estate Practice. She focuses on real estate solutions, technologies, and systems for the real estate sector, helping companies transform the user experience, streamline design/build processes, and create enivronmental sustainability. Prior to joining Cisco, she was senior vice president of strategic projects at Forest City Enterprises. She holds an MSE in technology managment from the Wharton School and the School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania.+ More details
This video interview with Bill Pederson, principal and co-founder of KPF, offers insights into the firm's design for the North and South Towers at Hudson Yards, located in the fastest growing neighborhood in New York City. Hudson Yards is a new development by Related Companies and Oxford for a 26 acre site over the Western Rail Yard. Video produced by Whirlwind Creative for the exhibit, DESIGN IN THE NEW HEART OF NEW YORK, at the AIA Center for Architecture, May 1 - June 30, 2013.+ More details
This short video was produced to introduce the work of KPF (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates) , a New York based architectural firm with offices in 6 global cities, for the unveiling of the One Shenzhen Bay project in China. This international design firm is world-renowned for their dense, mixed-use projects around the globe. Their design brings to urban projects a new vitality and human-scaled experiences.+ More details
In order to maintain its stature as one of the premier business school in the nation, the Stephen M. Ross School at the University of Michigan commissioned a master plan study to assess existing building capabilities and to determine whether the building should be renovated and rehabilitated or demolished and reconstructed. Read more at Project Number: 1588+ More details
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