Architect Peter Bohlin of the Bohlin Cywinski Jackson firm will present the lecture, “The Nature of Circumstance” on Tuesday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in Evans Hall at the Hibbard Campus Center on Keystone College’s LaPlume campus.
Organizers say that Bohlin is respected as of the nation’s most preeminent architects. He is the founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson with offices in Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. The firm has received more than 540 awards for its civic, university, corporate and residential projects, including the Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor conferred by the American Institute of Architects. The firm’s work is published regularly in professional journals worldwide; its portfolio includes work at local and international locations, including Pixar Animation Studios and Apple stores worldwide. The firm also has current projects at Penn State’s main campus, Marywood University and the University of Scranton.
Bohlin received his bachelor of architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his master of architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He received an honorary doctorate of arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2006. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Bohlin served as chairman of the AIA Committee on Design and has been a guest design critic and visiting professor at several leading schools of architecture. He frequently serves as a juror for national, regional and state design competitions.