A. Eugene Kohn & William Pedersen


Notable New Yorkers 2016

Making New York History Award


A. Eugene Kohn & William Pedersen

Founding Partners of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

At The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place

On the evening of June 22nd, 2016, The Skyscraper Museum honored ​​A. Eugene Kohn and William Pedersen​​, founding partners of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, with the Museum's Making New York History Award ​which celebrates the outstanding individuals and companies who have shaped our city’s buildings, streets, and skyline. The occasion marked the 40th anniversary of the firm that Gene Kohn, Bill Pedersen, and Shelly Fox founded, auspiciously, on July 4, 1976.

More than 200 guests, including many architects, engineers, and developers who worked with Bill and Gene over the years gathered to toast their friends and colleagues. For more photos from the party click here.

The convivial program included warm remarks by Carol Willis, Founder and Director of The Skyscraper Museum, Cathleen McGuigan, Editor in Chief of Architectural Record and board member of The Skyscraper Museum, Stephen M. Ross, Founder and Chairman of Related, and James Von Klemperer, President of KPF and Chair of The Skyscraper Museum.

As a “Fourth of July” American firm, KPF has in recent decades exported its expertise and design philosophy to cities across the globe. Consistently viewing the commercial high-rise form as the “fundamental building block of the modern city,” KPF has created both signature towers and urban complexes that enliven and enrich cities worldwide.



Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC
SL Green / Hines
Mark and Carol Willis


111 Murray Street
Coach, Inc.
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Related Hudson Yards
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff


Architectural Record
Ann L. Buttenwieser
DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Michael Dennis and Katherine Wenning
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
L & L Holding
Severud Associates Consulting Engineers, PC
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Stawski Partners
Thornton Tomasetti
Turner Construction
Vornado Realty Trust


A. Esteban & Company
Hilary Ballon
Boston Properties
Cerami and Associates
Handel Architects LLP
HR&A Advisors
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
McNamara Salvia
Edward Minskoff Equities
Park Tower Group
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP
Pickard Chilton
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Syska Hennessy Group Inc
Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company
Van Deusen and Associates
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP


The Robert Berne Foundation Canam Steel Corporation
CBRE - Darcy Stacom and Bill Shanahan
The Continuum Company
The Durst Organization
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Gordon H. Smith
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Owen Gutfreund
Douglas Harmon
Heintges and Associates
Loews Hotels
Kaufman Organization
Kenneth and Ronnie Lowenstein
Marcus Attorneys
MdeAS Architects
Plaza Construction
R&R Scaffolding
Rafael Vinoly Architects, PC
Leslie E. Robertson
Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation
Sciame Construction
SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates, RLLP
Skanska USA
Summit Equities
Bob and Gillian Steel
Tillotson Design Associates
WJE Engineers & Architects, P.C.


AKF Group
AKRF, Inc.
Buro Happold
Code Consultants Professional Engineers
James Carpenter Design Associates
Bruce Fowle
Michael Gabellini
Alexander Garvin
Goldstein, Hill & West Architects
Scott Johnson
David R. Jones, Community Service Society of New York
Lehrer LLC
Nicholas Lembo
Longman Lindsey
Daniel MacEachron
Pavarini McGovern
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Rockwell Group
Daniel Rose
Lynne Sagalyn & Gary Hack