William Pedersen

KPF, Principal | New York City, United States


In 1976 William Pedersen joined Gene Kohn and Sheldon Fox to found Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and MIT. In 1975 he was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture. Returning from Rome in 1967 he worked at IM Pei and Partners for four years, three of which were on the National Gallery in Washington DC. Since forming Kohn Pedersen Fox, seven of Mr. Pedersen's buildings have been awarded National Design Awards from the AIA. In 2013 the AIA of New York awarded him their Medal of honor.


Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 1986; Chicago 1996; Melboume 2001)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Chicago 2018; Chicago 2020)

Student Competition Second-Round Jury (2011)


16 August 2018

William Pedersen, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, sat down with CTBUH to discuss his vision for the iconic Shanghai World Financial Center, which was recognized...


30 May 2018

The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) is a symbol of commerce and culture that speaks to the city’s emergence as a global capital. Located in...


10 October 2004

William Pedersen, KPF

Tall buildings are, by their nature, insular and autonomous. The demands of their own biology make them resistant to forming linkages and relationships with other...