Courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Today, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) announced that founding principal Peter Bohlin, FAIA, is transitioning from his leadership role to a design mentor capacity at the Wilkes-Barre, Pa.–founded practice. BCJ also has offices in Pittsburgh, Pa., Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and a recently opened New York practice. Bohlin established the first iteration of the firm—initially called Bohlin and Powell—in 1965.

"We’re fortunate that in the earliest days of our practice, Peter established a framework for growth and renewal, both in design and leadership," said design principal for the firm’s Seattle office Ray Calabro, FAIA, in a press release. "Now in its third generation of ownership, our culture of thoughtful, humanistic design is thriving, the broad range of work we’re doing continues to expand, and we carry these values forward into the future.”

In 2010, Bohlin was awarded the AIA Gold Medal—the Institute’s highest honor for an individual or pair of collaborators whose work has had a lasting influence on the state of architecture.

BCJ's remaining principals—all shareholding partners—will continue to lead the practice. Those partners include: William Loose, AIA (Wilkes-Barre); Karl Backus, FAIA (San Francisco); Gregory Mottola, FAIA (San Francisco); Robert Miller, FAIA (Seattle); Raymond Calabro, FAIA (Seattle); David Murray, AIA (Philadelphia); Steven Chaitow, AIA (San Francisco); and newly promoted principals Gabriel Hodge, AIA (Wilkes-Barre) and Thomas Kirk, AIA (Philadelphia).

"Peter’s leadership and collaborative nature has established an enduring design culture for our practice," Mottola said in the release. "He has instilled in us the belief that great architecture comes from a careful response to the unique circumstances of each project, and that approach has allowed us to do remarkable things across a wide range of project types, scales and settings, in each case finding ways to impart subtlety, nuance, and spirit in our work."

Partners Frank Grauman, FAIA, and Randy Reid, AIA, will also cease their leadership roles and continue in a mentoring capacity with the firm.