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  • RAINIER CLUB - SEATTLE 820 4th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)


TRADITION & MODERNISM IN ARCHITECTURE TODAY:  For twenty-five years, Peter Pennoyer and his partners have grounded their work on architectural practices of the past as the basis for creating forward-thinking designs. The common thread in their varied body of work, which includes residential, commercial and institutional commissions, is their conviction that architecture must be relevant, appropriate and beautiful. Join Peter as he examines how PPA reimagines architectural traditions for contemporary living, sharing photographs from some of their more important - and challenging - projects, showcasing a variety of architectural styles, and offering advice on the tools that are essential for designing houses today.

PETER PENNOYER is the founding partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, the New York-based architecture and design firm.  He is a member of Architectural Digest's AD100, a trustee of the Morgan Library & Museum, and co-author, with Anne Walker, of five books on early twentieth-century American architectural practices.  He is also the author of A House in the Country, written with his wife, interior designer Katie Ridder.  Peter has served as chairman and board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and in 2014 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Peter is an adjunct professor in the department of Architecture & Urban Studies at New York University and a recipient of the ICAA Arthur Ross Award.  Current projects include a house for the artist, Jeff Koons, and a new house in Ohio influenced by Czech Cubism.  His firm's work has been published in newspapers, books and periodicals, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Town & Country, Galerie, Veranda, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.

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