Based in Chicago, Peter Ruggiero, AIA, is the design principal for HOK’s Chicago practice. He is a member of the firm’s design board.
Peter’s experience prior to joining HOK in 2011 includes mixed-use high-rise projects in China, Russia and the UAE. He is committed to the role architecture plays in cities and is passionate about 21st-century urban design.
A former adjunct professor at Columbia University, Peter is dedicated to education and strengthening the relationship between academia and professional design.
“It is fairly easy to design attractive buildings using a toolbox. But that isn’t enough. To create work of real merit, our solutions must have an embedded intelligence. Rather than responding to preconceived notions about what looks good and works, a solution should solve unique challenges. If we do this, the value will be intrinsically embedded in the building’s DNA. This is where smart, timeless, great design lives.”
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Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture and Urban Design
New York Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Architecture