Peter Q. Bohlin
Award Name : AIA Gold Medal
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Architecture
Location : New York City, New York, United States
Peter Q. Bohlin is an American architect and the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and a founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, established originally in 1965 as Bohlin Powell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1937 in New York. He is the 2010 recipient of the Gold Medal awarded by the American Institute of Architects, which recognizes a significant body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture, and acknowledges his place among the world’s great architects. Peter Bohlin holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Bohlin served as Chairman of the AIA Committee on Design from 1984 to 1985. Bohlin has been noted for creating timeless architecture that celebrates a sense of place, context, and ecological sensitivity. He is equally adept with natural stone and timber on rural sites as he is with steel and glass in urban places. Notable projects include the Washington state residence of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and retail stores for Apple, including the iconic glass cube at 5th Avenue in New York City.