2010 AIA GOLD MEDAL: Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, co-founded Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (then Bohlin Powell) in 1965 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The New York architect merged with Benard Cywinksi's Philadelphia-based architectural practice, and has become renowned for a design idiom that combines multiple materials and a sustainability ethos.
FROM THE ARCHITECT:
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is noted for elegant and humane design, ranging from modest houses to large academic, civic, cultural, commercial, and corporate buildings. Our principals and staff are deeply committed to active collaboration with our clients, emphasizing thorough research and analysis of each situation's particular human, technical, and economic circumstances. The result is exceptional architecture that resonates within its place.
From the beginning, energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity have been integral to the firm’s design culture. We continue to innovate; combining advanced building systems to harvest a site’s distinct climate and place to make the most of sun for light and heat, wind for ventilation, and the land for insulation. We view sustainable design as the right thing to do ethically, but also as an opportunity to make a richer, more powerful architecture.
Since 1965, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has received more than 625 regional, national, and international design awards, including three Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Project awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We are also the recipients of the AIA Architecture Firm Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed upon an architectural practice by the Institute. In addition, our founding principal, Peter Bohlin, was awarded the AIA Gold Medal, the highest honor an individual American architect can receive.