AIA Chicago

Young Architect Award

Peter Exley, AIA Peter Exley, AIA
Peter J. Exley Architect
"Peter is one of the most energetic, talented, and socially committed architects to have graced the Chicago scene in many years."

-Anders Nereim, chair, Department of Interior Architecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

      Peter Exley, AIA is a graduate of both the universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Pennsylvania and alumnus of some of the country's major architecture firms, including Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates and Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP. He has a variety of design experiences ranging from modest interiors, furniture and graphics to work on major urban architectural commissions. Recent projects include homes, children's museums, restaurants, commercial and industrial facilities.

      Exley's design work has won numerous national and regional awards and has been published in Interior Design magazine and the Chicago Reader as well as being exhibited at institutions such as the White House, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, ISID Headquarters in Los Angeles and at London's Building Center. He writes regularly for Inland Architect and Focus magazines and teaches design studios at the School of the Art Institute. He is a past chair of AIA Chicago's Design Committee. Exley founded his own practice in 1994.


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