Five ex-KPF partners launch new practice (UK)

Lee Polisano, David Leventhal, Fred Pilbrow, Karen Cook and Ron Bakker – the former partners responsible for leading KPF's London office - have today announced the launch of a new architectural practice. 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 Heron Tower and The Pinnacle in London - both projects were designed by the partners of PLP Architecture while at KPF.


The partners of PLP Architecture (FLTR): Karen Cook, Ron Bakker, David Leventhal, Lee Polisano, Fred Pilbrow.

The five departing partners, while 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.

The firm will shortly announce a selection of new commissions.

Lee Polisano said: "The new practice combines the experience of 20 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."

Source: FD

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