2010 Lynn S. Beedle Award Winner | William Pedersen

William Pedersen, FAIA, FAAR, is the Principal Design Partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which he founded in 1976 with A. Eugene Kohn and Sheldon Fox. Under his direction, KPF has amassed a body of work that includes commercial buildings and institutional facilities, civic and cultural spaces, and mixed-use residential and retail projects in cities across the United States and throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For his achievements and contributions to the built environment, Mr. Pedersen has personally received six AIA National Chapter Honor Awards and numerous Merit, Design Excellence and Distinguished Architecture Awards from various AIA state and city chapters. His work has also earned five Progressive Architecture citations, in addition to honors from the Society of American Registered Architects, Urban Land Institute, and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Of particular note, his design for the Shanghai World Financial Center was the recipient of the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award in 2008.

Also of note, Mr. Pedersen was awarded the Gold Medal for lifetime achievement in architecture from Tau Sigma Delta, the National Honor Society for Architecture and the Allied Arts, and the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture for Contributions in Architecture as an Art, awarded by the American Academy and the Institute of Arts and Letters. Additional honors include the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, the Prix d’excellence from L’Ordre des Architectes de Québec, and a number of GSA Building Design Excellence and Honor Awards. Mr. Pedersen lectures internationally and has served on academic and professional juries and symposia throughout the world. He has been a visiting professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Otis College of Art and Design, Columbia University and Harvard University, and he has held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University. Honored with the Herbert S. Greenward Distinguished Professor in Architecture by the University of Illinois at Chicago, he is currently a member of the University of Minnesota Foundation’s Board of Trustees and a recipient of the University’s Alumni Achievement Award. Following completion of his Master of Arch. degree at MIT, Mr. Pedersen worked as a designer with Pietro Belluschi and Eduardo Catalano. Prior to founding KPF in 1976, he was an associate at I.M. Pei & Partners and then Vice President of John Carl Warnecke and Associates.

International Commerce Centre DG Bank Headquarters Shanghai World Financial Center
International Commerce Centre
Hong Kong, 2010
DG Bank Headquarters
Frankfurt, Germany, 1993
Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai, China, 2009

http://ctbuh.org/Events/Awards/BeedleAward/10_Pedersen/tabid/1577/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

his bio @ KPF website:

William Pedersen is the principal Design Partner of KPF, which he founded in 1976 with A. Eugene Kohn and Sheldon Fox. KPF has earned the Architectural Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects and the Gold Medal of Honor by the New York Chapter of the AIA.

Bill has received the AIA National Honor Award six times in recognition of each of the following projects: 333 Wacker Drive in Chicago, Illinois (1984); the Procter & Gamble World Headquarters in Cincinnati (1987); the World Bank in Washington D.C. (1998); the New Academic Complex, City University of New York/Baruch College (2003); Westendstrasse 1/DG Bank Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany (1994); and the Gannett/USA Today Headquarters in Virginia (2005). Other major projects include the highly publicized World Financial Center – now under construction – in Shanghai, and the New York Sports and Convention Center in Manhattan.

He received the Gold Medal for lifetime achievement in architecture from Tau Sigma Delta, the National Honor Society for Architecture and the Allied Arts. Additional honors include the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture for Contributions in Architecture as an Art (1985), awarded by the American Academy and the Institute of Arts and Letters; the 1990 University of Minnesota Alumni Achievement Award; and the Rome Prize in Architecture (1965), awarded by the American Academy in Rome.

Bill lectures internationally and serves on academic and professional juries and symposia. He has been a visiting professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia University, and Harvard University, and he has held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University. He has also been the Otis Lecturer in Japan. In 1989, he was honored as the Herbert S. Greenward Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has degrees in architecture from the University of Minnesota and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

http://www.kpf.com/bio.asp?id=7

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