Peter’s style is positive and generous. He understands the value in diverse individuals.
~ Anne Koshalek
Urban Planner, Norway
[Peter has] sought out and filled so many voids; championing and designing for children, teaching, serving the AIA at the highest levels, writing/publishing, and oh yeah, [evangelist for] the world wide sensation PechaKucha.
~ Dan Wheeler, FAIA
Principal, Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago
As a leader in the Chicago architecture community, he has helped me expand my network through the AIA Bridge program, as well as the always fabulous Chicago PechaKucha events… I have never followed a traditional path and he understands there is more than one way to arrive at the destination.
~ Traci Wile
Organizing For Action
In the city in which modern orthodoxy continues to infuse the architectural practice with gravity and earnestness, [Exley] pioneered the notion that one design principle is to be above all others: ATTITUDE. In the mold of Ray and Charles Eames, Sharon and Peter Exley continue to meaningfully impact communities with their playful, courageous, and deeply humanistic work, both in Chicago and across the nation.
~ Thomas Jacobs, AIA
Principal, Krueck + Sexton Architects, Chicago
Peter is one of the very rare personas whose exceptional abilities extend beyond architecture and design projects, into the realm of inspiring leadership, community-based service, and avery caring and effectivementorship! Peter is an ABSOLUTE natural when it comes to luring the best out of people, tickling their imaginations, ENCOURAGING them to bring out the best and the most inspired of thoughts they have to offer and put it all in the context of a comfortable and open dialogue. His leadership is patient, inspired, inspiring, charming and EFFORTLESS, and I have personally seen it work wonders on his employees, students and clients alike. He can disarm an entire crowd within seconds! His personal and sincere devotion to connecting people, encouraging them and helping them find their own paths is a very precious gift that he has. And what set him apart from every one else who can do the above is that he makes it all really FUN!
~ Eylül Kethuda Wintermeyer,
Architect, New York
Former Architecture Is Fun colleague