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Eugene Kohn, 1930-2023

Corporate talent

Obituaries  News 

Eugene Kohn, 1930-2023

Corporate talent

01/04/2023


The architect Eugene Kohn passed away last 9 March at the ripe age of 92. He was one of the three pillars of Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, founded in the economically complicated 1970s to become a multinational enterprise running offices on three continents. To this firm we owe many of the corporate high-rises that trace skylines all over the world. The formula for its success was straight out of a handbook on entrepreneurship: a combination of the social skills, inventiveness, and business acumen provided by the respective partners. The extrovert Kohn, who despite a good eye did not consider himself the creative one, became KPF’s visible face, using his gift of the gab to enchant CEOs with designs that had just the right degree of innovation to seem contemporary without making overly risky flourishes.


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