On Friday we were very lucky to be able to visit NYC. We visited the Guggenheim Museum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Library, and KPF Architects.
While at the Guggenheim we were given a special architectural tour and workshop. The tour presented many interesting facts about the building, design challenges, and history. During the workshop students were challenged to create sketches and models of museum in a very short amount of time. The building is a stunning piece of architecture and we all found this to be an extremely interesting part of the trip.
After we left the Guggenheim we headed to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Library, we did self tour of the building. The detailing and the craftsmanship of this building was absolutely gorgeous.
Lastly, we were invited to visit KPF Architects. www.kpf.com. This part of our trip was absolutely amazing. We walked from the Stephen A. Schwarzman Library right across the street to the entrance of KPF, we made our way up to the 6th floor where we were directed to very large conference room behind a 20' glass wall. We were then greeted by four members of the firm Sean, John, Stephanie, and Shig. After a brief introduction they presented a variety of projects ranging from residential to very upscale commercial projects. They then opened the floor for students to ask questions and pick their brains. The students were very interested in the work that KPF has done. This was followed by a tour of their beautiful office. The students were amazed by the scale of the projects and level of detail that went into them. I was absolutely amazed at the hospitality of KPF Architects, truly one of the best experiences in a long time. Thank you KPF Architects!!!!!!!!
Mr. Terry Walker