As part of a growing partnership with KPF - an award-winning architectural practice dedicated to the design of well-crafted, sustainable, impactful buildings of all types and scales - Wight & Company is thrilled to welcome Hana Kassem, Principal at KPF, as the first speaker at our 2020 Town Hall Speaker Series.

In her over 25-year career as an architect, Hana has applied a human-centric approach to design across various project typologies, examining how we affect our environment and how in turn our built environment impacts us. Hana has played a leading role in the design of science and research facilities as exemplified by the AIA award-winning Advance Science Research Center (ASRC), the keystone project of the City University of New York’s “Decade of the Sciences” initiative. Comprising a pair of buildings forming a gateway to the campus, the project employs a fluid geometry that integrates architecture and landscape, a theme evident in much of her work.

We welcome Hana as our speaker for this exciting new series and look forward to learning from her insights into program-driven academic buildings.

Learn more about CUNY's Advance Science Research Center from Hana and other members of the KPF team in the video below.

Gateway to Science - Creating a place for interdisciplinary research