For the architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackskon, the poignancy of nature serves as inspiration for visually rich and emotionally powerful architecture. Founding principal Peter Bohlin, FAIA, recipient of the American Institute of Architects 2010 Gold Medal—the Institution's highest honor—discusses his firm’s work, including residential, civic, and cultural buildings.
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Since 1983, the annual Louis I. Kahn Award has honored the most influential and accomplished architects from around the world. Awardees present a talk in Philadelphia, open to the public, in which they discuss their innovative designs, their inspirations, and their motivations.
This year's speaker is 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.
This program is presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with AIA Philadelphia.
On March 22nd, 2013, Architectural Record, a publication of the McGraw-Hill Companies, in association with the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) presented the Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Architecture Award to Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which was accepted by Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, Principal at the firm.