Eugene Kohn, cofounder of the global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), passed away today at age 92 after a year-long battle with cancer.
Kohn will be remembered for his “his ability to achieve consensus,” James von Klemperer, president of KPF, shared on the firm’s website. “His seemingly limitless interest in other human beings gave him powerful insights into the social aspect of building programs and larger urban agendas.”
Kohn was born in 1930 in Philadelphia. He studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was taught by Louis Kahn. His creative spirit was inherited from his mother Hannah Kohn, an artist and
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