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Summit Panelist: John Peterson

John Peterson
June 11, 2016

John Peterson
Curator of the Loeb Fellowship, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Founder, Public Architecture

John Peterson, AIA, architect, educator and activist, is Curator of the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Peterson is also the founder of Public Architecture. Public Architecture’s 1+ program challenges architecture and design firms to pledge pro bono services to nonprofits in need and has attracted participation from over 1500 firms nationwide and supports over $60 million in pro bono service annually.

Peterson also led the architectural practice Peterson Architects from 1993 to 2010, and has taught at the California College of the Arts and the University of Texas at Austin. A recipient of numerous design and social innovation awards, Peterson has played an important part in defining the concept of “public interest design.” He holds degrees in fine arts and architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a Loeb Fellow in 2006.