A. Eugene Kohn — JC Nichols Prize Jury

Chairman, Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects PC

Gene Kohn currently serves as chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), the architecture firm he co-founded in 1976 with William Pedersen and Sheldon Fox. KPF is a 400-person international practice that provides full architecture, master planning, space planning, programming, building analysis, and interior design services, with studios in New York, London, and a growing presence in Shanghai. Kohn is a registered architect in 26 states and the United Kingdom and Japan. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and in 1998 was president of the AIA New York City Chapter; as well as a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Japan Institute of Architects; and an honorary member of the Fellows of the Philippine Institute. Gene has helped established and teaches at the Harvard International Real Estate Center. He has also served as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and currently is an overseer for the School of Design and a member of the Wharton Real Estate Advisory Board. Kohn has chaired and served on a number of design award juries, has published widely, and has served as a visiting critic and lecturer at numerous colleges and universities as well as conducting courses at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the past ten years. Kohn holds Bachelors and Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Kohn serves on many boards of both civic and professional organizations and serves as a Trustee of ULI and the National Building Museum.

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