A. Eugene Kohn

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

As a cofounder and principal of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, A. Eugene Kohn has led the firm to become one of the world’s most respected and innovative architectural design practices. Known for his inspirational leadership and commitment to design excellence, Mr. Kohn is a skillful collaborator who brings together diverse project teams to create buildings that contribute to their surroundings on both functional and social levels. Under Mr. Kohn’s direction, KPF has earned more than 300 design awards, including eight AIA National Honor Awards. In 1990, KPF became the youngest firm ever to receive the AIA Architectural Firm Award—the institute’s most prestigious honor.

Mr. Kohn’s achievements have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards. Most recently, he received The Soane Foundation Honors and the 2010 Alumni Award of Merit by the University of Pennsylvania—the highest university-wide award presented to alumni by Penn. Since 2006, Mr. Kohn has been teaching Harvard Business School’s popular course, Real Estate Development, Design and Construction. With KPF’s Paul Katz, he was also co-author of Building Type Basics for Office Buildings, published by Wiley in 2002. A registered architect in 26 states, Great Britain, and Japan, he is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of its Octagon Society. In 1988, he served as president of the AIA New York Chapter. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Emeritus Board Member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a member of the Japan Institute of Architects, and an honorary Fellow of the Philippine Institute of Architects.