a connection to education

While we approach each project in the studio as a piece of our continual research, the world of formal education - liberated from the realities of practice while constrained by the rigor of investigation and experiment - provides an essential context of reflection and questioning.

We actively seek out connections between our practice and design schools with the aim of finding mutual synergies and inspirations. Peter has taught in both architecture and landscape programs in the US and UK, and maintains regular contact on design juries. Most recently he has been thesis instructor for the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Southern California (USC) and Professor of Practice at Woodbury University. He has also taught in the masters program at University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture with then dean, Christine Hawley.

We encourage our team to take part as jurors in design reviews and we also regularly invite student and faculty groups into our offices for tours and discussion.

The practice also engages with high school age students to help expose younger minds to decision making processes that happen in the environments surrounding them. For the last two years the practice has taken part in the University of Richmond based ‘John Oats Institute, Partners in the Arts’ initiative to help prepare high school teachers to teach in their own classes. Click on this link to find out more.

Woodbury grad 1 fall 2013
site climate analysis drawing by Eryanne Edgerley