Florian Idenburg is an internationally renowned architect with two decades of professional experience. He founded SO–IL in 2008 together with Jing Liu. Florian’s practice is collaborative; he believes that innovation is only possible through working together. He has a particularly strong background in cultural spaces, overseeing projects from a temporary installation in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, called Pole Dance, to the recently completed Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis.
Paul Katz Fellowship Reception
Scholars Shayari De Silva, Carly Dickson, Ryan Roark, and Peng Wang will briefly present research from their travels to London and Tokyo investigating dense urban living, new neighborhood development, and transit infrastructure. Following their presentations, KPF President Jamie von Klemperer will join in conversation with New London Architecture’s Peter Murray and SO-IL’s Florian Idenburg to reflect on lessons for New York from London and Tokyo.
2016 Fellows (Tokyo):
Shayari de Silva
Yale School of Architecture
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
2017 Fellows (London):
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Princeton University School of Architecture
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About Paul Katz ↓
Paul Katz was the Managing Principal and President of KPF from 2009 to 2014. His career focused on the realization of large, complex, mixed-use projects in high-density center-city locations. Projects he helped bring to life include Roppongi Hills in Tokyo; Canary Wharf in London; Hudson Yards in New York; the expansion of Covent Garden and redevelopment of Earls Court in London; and the renovation of The Landmark complex in Central, Hong Kong.
About the Fellowship ↓
The Paul Katz/KPF Fellowship for Post-Graduate Study of the City was established in 2014 in honor of the life and work of Paul Katz. Two fellowships are awarded each year to assist international students in their pursuit of studying issues of global urbanism upon graduation from a masters of architecture program from the five East Coast universities at which Paul studied or participated as a teacher (Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania.) The Fellowship is supported through the generosity of people who worked closely with Mr. Katz, including friends, clients, colleagues and KPF.
Peter Murray is chairman of NLA - London’s Centre for the Built Environment. He trained as an architect but has spent his career in writing and communicating ideas in architecture rather than practising it. He was formerly editor of Building Design magazine and of the RIBA Journal, and founder publisher of Blueprint. He is founder chairman of the London Festival of Architecture, author of numerous books including Living Bridges,The Saga of Sydney Opera House and Architecture and Commerce.
Jamie von Klemperer is President and Design Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates where he began as a young architect in 1983. His work ranges in scale from a house to a city, and he contributes closely to these efforts from conception to completion. In addition to focusing on his own projects, he leads the community of designers within the firm in exploring shared architectural agendas and goals. As President of the firm, he is responsible for leading the staff of 550 people in 6 offices around the world.