Autonomous Futures

Today at 6:30pm

Bill Kenworthey (‘00 MSAUD), Regional Leader of Planning at HOK, New York

Please note that this is an offsite event. For those who are not students in the Urban Design program, please email Marnfah Kanjanavanit to RSVP: mk4003@columbia.edu

Based in HOK’s New York office, William Kenworthey, AIA, NCARB, is the regional planning leader for the Northeast practice. As an urban designer and registered architect, Kenworthey leads HOK’s planning, urban design and landscape architecture projects across the region.

With 20 years of experience, Kenworthey has worked with government agencies, private developers, Fortune 500 Companies, major universities, and medical centers on transformational projects. He has focused on the long-term resiliency of coastal cities and applying those lessons learned to urban design efforts throughout the country.

Current HOK projects include the Hartford Capital Gateway Concept Plan in Connecticut; the LaGuardia Airport Master Plan in New York; the University of Michigan Medical Center; and LIU Brooklyn’s Streetscape Design. Kenworthey has past experience coordinating the community planning team for the New York City Mayor’s Office Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency after Superstorm Sandy and as Urban Designer for the Red Hook Integrated Flood Protections System. He previously worked as an associate urban designer for the New York City Department of City Planning.

Kenworthey frequently presents at university and industry events about urban waterfront design and resiliency. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

About HOK

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 23 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people’s lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.

About UD Sessions The Expanded Field of Urban Design is a series of conversations with urban designers, who graduated from or taught at GSAPP’s Urban Design program. By discussing their current work and reflecting on how their experience at GSAPP shaped their thinking about design, cities, and politics, the series explores the ways in which the field of urban design expanded since its emergence. UD Sessions 2018 are part of an ongoing inquiry into the work of urban designers. Listen to the related podcast series here.

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