Architectural Foundation Names OHSU President Its 2002 Honored Citizen

09/27/02    Portland, Ore.

Oregon Health & Science University President Peter Kohler, M.D., has received the Architectural Foundation of Oregon's 2002 Honored Citizen Award for transforming "the built environment around us." The award celebrated Kohler's dedication to architecture in OHSU's environment of patient care, education and research.

Kohler was chosen by the AFO for his role in shaping one of the world's leading health care institutions. "Facilitating the work of OHSU's educators, scientists and physicians has produced a physical infrastructure including ... 31 major buildings on the Marquam Hill Campus, a burgeoning research complex at the 263-acre West Campus in Hillsboro, and ... an ambitious vision to anchor Portland's emerging North Macadam neighborhood," said the AFO in summarizing Kohler's contribution to Oregon's architectural excellence. The Foundation also cited the distinctiveness of OHSU's design and construction vision, and its benefit to all Oregonians.

Previous recipients of the AFO Honored Citizen Award include former U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, former Portland mayor Neil Goldschmidt and 1000 Friends of Oregon.

The Architectural Foundation of Oregon works to preserve Oregon's rich architectural heritage, enhance Oregon's built environment, and ensure the livability of our cities through public exhibits, forums, educational programs, scholarships and fellowships.