Alumni Hall of Fame

Peter Q. Bohlin
Peter Q. Bohlin
Fall 2011

Peter Q. Bohlin

Class of 1958
Architect
1937-

Peter Bohlin is an internationally acclaimed architect and founder of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, whose body of work ranges from private houses to urban libraries, commercial buildings, and civic centers. His first design, Forest House, came to national attention in 1975 on the cover of the New York Times Magazine.

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.

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.