Microdesk Celebrates the Opening of Hudson Yards

A look back at the partnership between Kohn Pedersen Fox – KPF and Microdesk.

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the U.S. history and its development has dramatically transformed a once desolate space into New York City’s next great neighborhood, shopping epicenter, and more.

Kohn Pedersen Fox – KPF was the lead design firm for the Master Plan for Hudson Yards and partnered with Microdesk starting in 2014 to help coordinate the complex design and identify design efficiencies during the project development process. With Hudson Yards being such a massive project comprising of at least 4-5 separate project team at its height, including structural platform, plaza design, two main office towers and the mall between them, it required Microdesk to dedicate over 20 consultants to the project throughout the years.

Over the years, the team worked closely with KPF to expedite and enhance their BIM knowledge – to further explore how Microdesk acted as a catalyst for improving how KPF designed sustainable superstructures visit our Kohn Pedersen Fox – KPF case study.

To celebrate the opening of such an incredible project we sat down with a few Microdesk consultants who worked extensively on the Hudson Yards project to get their thoughts on seeing a project come to life right before their eyes.

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Here’s what a few of the project consultants had to say…

Leigh Ann Couch

“For me, one of the most rewarding aspects of our industry is the tangible experience of walking through something you helped create and watching the people around you experience it. For that experience to be Hudson Yards in New York City, is one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. In addition, for that creation to have happened with the amazing teams at Microdesk and KPF is something that I will never forget. The full KPF/Microdesk Hudson Yards team will forever hold a special place in my heart and will continue to be one of the fondest chapters of my life.”

Leigh Ann Couch

Jason Stevens

“Watching Hudson Yards, and in particular 30HY, rise off my computer screen and up the new skyline of the westside of Manhattan over the past few years has been beyond thrilling. Working amongst an amazing BIM consulting team from Microdesk in assisting an even more talented design team from KPF in coordinating and constructing the largest private development in American history has been nothing short of a dream come true.”

Jason Stevens

Brandon Mut

“Having the opportunity to work on a project that was going to be special to the City of New York and the world of Architecture as a whole was amazing. Seeing Hudson Yards completed and being able to say I helped, is something very rewarding and something I will never forget.”

Brandon Mut

Angela Sun

“It was an honor to have had the opportunity to work alongside the KPF team on the public space within the Hudson Yards development, where visitors will be able to enjoy their time and hang out in this vibrant new neighborhood.”

Angela Sun

To explore more about the Kohn Pedersen Fox – KPF and Microdesk relationship, visit the detailed case study available here.