BSAS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998
M.Arch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000
Registered Architect: Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska
Growing up in Bermuda, Peter became implicitly aware of the power of environments, both natural and constructed. His childhood residence, built in 1720, collected its own water for both washing and drinking. The taking of two-minute showers and judging rainfall amounts by how much is “caught,” is a way of Bermudian life. Conservation was not a contemporary trend but embedded in one’s everyday experience. This early embedded experience acts as a basis for design and teaching.
Peter received his architectural education at the University of Nebraska and at the Architectural Association in London. His work experience includes both large and small scale practice ranging from residential design to large research projects with an international design firm. He created FOUNDarchitects in 2009 and the firm has received numerous state AIA design awards and the work has been published in Dwell magazine. The firm looks for partnerships which have a progressive interest in sustainable thinking and design.
By combining teaching, creative activity, and research, Peter has published papers regarding an integrated and collaborative design process addressing the relationship between materials, building structures, and the environment. The work has been presented at both regional and national conferences on design. Peter has volunteered for multiple AIA Design Assistance Teams, and is the former co-chair of the 2008 AIA R/UDAT team for Staten Island, NY.
Today, he is a full-time tenure track faculty member and the Principal of FOUNDarchitects. His teaching assignments include an integrated graduate Healthcare Studio, Site Planning, Urban Studio, graduate mentorship, Design/Build Community Design elective, and a graduate-level elective titled “Critical Sustainability.”
Peter is past chair of the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student hosted at the UNL College of Architecture held in spring 2011. He was the recipient of the 2008-2010 Steward Professorship in sustainability at UNL and he serves on the Mayor’s Sustainability Task Force for the city of Lincoln. He is currently a member of the University Faculty Senate, he advises the student lead Tau Sigma Delta honor fraternity where he is also the treasurer for the national chapter, and is currently the Intern Development Director for the College of Architecture.