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AD Interviews: Peter Bohlin / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

During the AIA Convention we had the opportunity to talk with Peter Bohlin (FAIA), founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and one of the most renowned architects in the US.

An early advocate of sustainable design, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson focuses their designs on the site and the user.  Their sensitivity to place and ability to work in a wide range of scale and circumstance has resulted in a firm that is capable of providing exceptionally smart design on a consistent basis. Founded in 1965, they have offices in Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is probably most well known to the general public for their design of the Apple Store Fifth Avenue in New York City.  This project is a great reflection of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s commitment to outstanding design and emphases on creating a strong relationship between a building and its physical surroundings.

In 1994 Bohlin Cywinski Jackson was awarded the AIA Architecture Firm of the year and they have received over 450 awards, regionally, nationally, and internationally for their design abilities.  Most recently in 2010 founding partner Peter Bohlin received the prestigious AIA Gold Medal, the highest award given by the Institute.

Most of their most acclaimed projects can be found on “The Nature of Circumstance” a monograph published by Razzoli, and on “Arcadian Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson – 12 Houses“.

You can see some of their projects featured at ArchDaily (more to come very soon!):

Creekside Residence

Apple Store Shanghai

Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business

Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center

Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Grand Teton

Cite:David Basulto. "AD Interviews: Peter Bohlin / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson" 05 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/101193/ad-interviews-peter-bohlin-bohlin-cywinski-jackson/>