The former partners responsible for leading KPF’s London office have announced the launch of a new architectural practice
Lee Polisano, David Leventhal, Fred Pilbrow, Karen Cook and Ron Bakker formerly of KPF have announced the new practice will be named PLP Architecture (PL Partnership: Polisano Leventhal Pilbrow Cook Bakker). The practice is operating from offices in Camden Town with an anticipated initial team of 80-100 architects.
The five departing partners, whilst at KPF, designed a number of award winning projects including The Heron Tower, The Pinnacle and Imperial College’s Prince’s Garden redevelopment, all in London, The Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, the Endesa Headquarters in Madrid, the Danube House in Prague, Tour First (AXA) in Paris, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Headquarters and the new Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Lee Polisano said: “The new practice combines the experience of twenty years of collaboration working around the world with the freedom to unleash our full creative potential.
“We believe the time is right to make this change, to build on this body of work, to collaborate with the most visionary clients and talented teams and to continue the high design standards for which we are known.” The firm will shortly announce a selection of new commissions.