*Presented by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture in partnership with AIA Philadelphia
Since 1983, the annual Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture has been Philadelphia's signature event honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of architecture. The event celebrates these achievements against the backdrop of the storied career of Philadelphia architect, Louis Kahn (1901-1974).
This year's lecture features Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA. Bohlin is an American architect and the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). His ia a Fellow of the AIA and a founding prinicpal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, established originally in 1965 as Bohlin Powell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has five offices in Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, and San Francisco. In 1994, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson was honored with the Firm Award presented by the AIA.
Bohlin's work has included the iconic glass-cube entrance to the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York, Seattle's City Hall, Pixar Animation Studios & Headquarters in California, and the new Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia. Peter Bohlin has been a guest design critic and a visiting professor at architecture schools. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and his Master of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Learn more about Peter Bohlin on his website: bcj.com
*Presented by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture in partnership with AIA Philadelphia.
Join the Philadelphia Center for Architecture for our 30th Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award + Talk honoring Lord Norman Foster, architect of Philadelphia's forthcoming Comcast Innovation + Technology Center. A portion of proceeds from this annual event support the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, a legacy project of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
In 1967 Norman Foster established Foster Associates, now known as Foster + Partners. Over the past four decades the company has been responsible for a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. Since its inception, the practice has received 470 awards and citations for excellence and has won more than 86 international and national competitions. In 1999 Foster was honoured with a life peerage in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, taking the title Lord Foster of Thames Bank.
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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology + Anthropology
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