Marianne Kwok

KPF, Principal | New York City, United States

Marianne Kwok, Design Director at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is recognized as one of the world’s leading designers of dense, urban clusters. Since joining KPF in 1994, Kwok has worked across the globe, reimagining program type and giving form to large-scale challenges.

Her interest in urbanism is borne out in multi-building cluster endeavors, such as Canary Wharf in London and One Shenzhen Bay in Shenzhen. Most recently, she has been working in close collaboration with KPF Founding Principal Bill Pedersen on Hudson Yards, the largest single private development in the history of the United States. Interweaving office, residential, retail, cultural and educational facilities, Hudson Yards has become a defining presence on the New York City skyline, with KPF's dramatic office towers (10 & 30 Hudson Yards) serving as a gateway to the new district.

Kwok received her Master of Architecture…

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Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Shenzhen 2019; Chicago 2020)

CTBUH Initiatives


09 April 2019

One Shenzhen Bay comprises eight towers and three levels of retail. Rather than stacking the towers upon a podium, the design pushes all the retail...


17 October 2016

Hang Xu, Parkland Real Estate Development; Marianne Kwok, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Today’s super high-rise buildings not only present the height of buildings, but also play more important roles of integrating into the development of cities, coexisting...


22 October 2015

Marianne Kwok, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Hudson Yards is a mixed-use development built over rail yards on the west side of New York’s Manhattan Island. As the largest real estate project...