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Peter Pennoyer Architects
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Peter Pennoyer, FAIA

Peter Pennoyer is the principal partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, a New York-based, 60-member firm with commissions worldwide. He has made the study of history a generating force in his work and believes that by mastering the interpretation of architectural history, he and his colleagues design projects that are both modern and classical. With current projects from Hong Kong to Florida to New York’s Upper East Side the Pennoyer practice is extending its reach and range to include institutional and commercial buildings.

Peter has co-authored five books on American architectural history and is an adjunct professor in the Architecture and Urban Studies Program at New York University. He uses his scholarship and knowledge of New York City to advocate for positions and designs he feels reflect the values of his firm. He actively participates in the civic dialogue among neighborhood groups, professionals, and government agencies, and takes positions for architecture that is contextual and respectful to the fabric of the city.

Peter is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list of top architects and designers. He is the President of the Whiting Foundation, a board member of The Morgan Library & Museum, a national peer reviewer for the General Services Administration, and is the chairman of the Fellowship Committee of the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. Peter was elected to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in 2016 and his recent awards include the 2017 Albert Simons Medal of Excellence from the College of Charleston and the 2017 Arthur Ross Award for architecture.

Peter and his wife, the interior designer Katie Ridder, have three children and live in Bronxville, New York.