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KPF President Paul Katz Dies at 57

KPF President Paul Katz Dies at 57
KPF President Paul Katz Dies at 57, International Commerce Centre / KPF. Image © KPF
International Commerce Centre / KPF. Image © KPF

Paul Katz, president and managing principal of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), has died at the age of 57. The “mastermind” behind some of the world’s tallest mixed-use buildings, such as the Shanghai World Financial Center and International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, Katz was praised by colleagues for his attention to detail and ability to foresee a building’s impact on the larger urban scale. “For Paul, it was the entire assemblage, not triumphant individual pieces, that gave the project its urban value,” said KPF design director James von Klemperer, who will succeed Katz as president.

Other notable projects influenced by Katz include Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills, London’s Canary Wharf redevelopment, and the masterplan of New York’s Hudson Yards. You can read his complete obituary here on the New York Times.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "KPF President Paul Katz Dies at 57" 25 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/572160/kpf-president-paul-katz-dies-at-57/> ISSN 0719-8884

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