KPF Paul Katz Fellowship

The KPF Paul Katz Fellowship is an internationally competitive award established and administered by the KPF Foundation in honor of the life and work of former KPF Principal Paul Katz.

The Fellowship is given each year to assist international students in their pursuit of studying issues of global urbanism upon graduation from a masters of architecture program from five East Coast schools at which Paul studied or participated as a teacher (Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania).

Scholars are selected by a jury of leading architects and urbanists appointed by the KPF Foundation on a rotating basis.

The Fellowship is supported through the generosity of people who worked closely with Mr. Katz, including friends, clients, colleagues, and KPF.


Shayari de Silva
Yale School of Architecture 

Peng Wang
University of Pennsylvania School of Design


KPF Paul Katz Fellowship Grant for Study in London:
Carly Dickson
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ryan Roark
Princeton University School of Architecture

KPF Paul Katz Fellowship Merit Award:
Ruben Segovia
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Paul Katz

Paul Katz (1957-2014) was the Managing Principal of KPF from 2009 to 2014. He studied architecture at the University of Cape Town and later at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1982. Following his receipt of a Masters of Architecture degree from Princeton in 1984, Paul joined KPF to begin an architectural career that would focus on the realization of large, complex, mixed-use projects in high-density center-city locations. The projects he helped bring to life include: Roppongi Hills, a large mixed-use complex in Tokyo; many of the buildings at Canary Wharf in London; Hudson Yards in New York; the expansion of Covent Garden and the redevelopment of Earls Court in London; and the renovation and repositioning of The Landmark complex in Central Hong Kong. He also managed the design of the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center and the 118-story International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, as well as a number of other significant hospitality and mixed-use projects in Asia and around the world. He was instrumental in building the current global structure and reach of KPF.