Pedersen to receive University's highest alumni honor

William E. Pedersen (B.Arch. 1961) will receive the University's Outstanding Achievement Award, the University's highest alumni honor, on Wednesday, November 19, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Pederson, founding partner of New York-based Kohn, Pedersen, Fox, designed the 2008 World Financial Center in Shanghai -- the tallest mixed-use project in the world. He's also the lead designer for the University's Science Teaching and Student Services building, planned for completion in 2010 and his work is featured on the University's Wall of Discovery.