February 11, 2019

On Mentoring

Dedicated to helping the next generation of architects, I’m committed to mentorship in practice and the academy.  My firm, Architecture Is Fun, has been an incubator and launchpad for many young professionals for a quarter century.  Similarly, I have been an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for more than 25 years teaching freshman students through …

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February 5, 2019

Talking About Peter

Peter’s style is positive and generous. He understands the value in diverse individuals.  ~ Anne KoshalekUrban Planner, NorwayFormer Student [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, FAIAPrincipal, Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago …

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February 5, 2019

Everyone. At the table.

The quality of architecture correlates with the quality of life in our communities. Our practices need to mirror the communities in which we all work, and we need to work with all communities. At A’17, First Lady Michelle Obama challenged us to be mentors, and to set an example… “You can’t be an architect, if you don’t know what an …

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February 4, 2019

Hello!

I am honored to be your candidate for the 2021 President Elect of the American Institute of Architects. I’ve been a member of AIA since the late 1980s and I have been an active, involved and interested member over that thirty-year period. I’m a partner in a small (but mighty) firm based in Chicago and I teach. Like every one …

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