Guy Peterson

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Guy Peterson
Born
Guy Wesley Peterson

(1953-12-26) December 26, 1953 (age 65)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Florida
B.A. Design (Architecture)
M.A. Architecture
OccupationArchitect
AwardsAIA Florida Gold Medal, AIA Florida Firm of the Year, AIA Presidential Millennium Award of Honor, AIA College of Fellows
PracticeGuy Peterson Office For Architecture
BuildingsSpencer House
Revere Quality House Addition & Restoration
Scott Building
Theisen House
Durbin House
Anaclerio House
Freund House
Sarasota Memorial Hospital (Critical Care Center)

Guy Wesley Peterson (born December 26, 1953) is an American architect based in Sarasota, Florida. Peterson is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the recipient of the AIA Florida Gold Medal for his outstanding contributions to architecture.[1][2] He has designed more than 200 structures in southwest Florida, including notable private and public works. Peterson is an adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning, and the author of Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson.

Personal life, career, and influences[edit]

Spencer House
Revere Quality House (Original house - Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell. Companion House - Guy Peterson)
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Critical Care Center
Durbin House
Theisen House
Anaclerio House

Peterson was born to Wesley and Joan Peterson, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Shortly after his birth, Peterson's physician father moved to Sarasota, Florida to open a medical practice. Living in Sarasota, his adolescence was spent surrounded by great architecture.[3] A movement known as the Sarasota School of Architecture was founded there, and the community was replete with dozens of examples of it. Peterson lived near the Sanderling Beach Club and attended high school at Riverview High School, both designs by architect Paul Rudolph. He was particularly influenced by the Syd Solomon Studio on Siesta Key by Gene Leedy. He attended college at the University of Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in design and a master's degree in architecture. After a brief stint in Tallahassee, he opened an architecture office in Sarasota in the late 1980s, offering both commercial and residential design services.[4][5]

Over the next four decades, Peterson designed more than 200 structures in southwest Florida. His most well-known private works are Spencer House,[6][7] Theisen House,[8][9] Freund House,[10] Ashridge House,[11] Durbin House,[12] Ohana Retreat,[13][14][15] and Anaclerio House.[16] His public work includes Girl Scout Gulf Coast Headquarters, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Critical Care Center, SPARCC Shelter, Selby Memorial, Midway Fire Station, Longboat Key Police Station, the Elling Eide Center and the Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower.[17][18][19]

Throughout his career, Peterson has done numerous pro-bono projects for non-profit organizations, including the creation of UF CityLab Sarasota[20] and the renovation and preservation of several historic Sarasota School designs. Peterson restored the architecturally-significant Revere Quality House in 2007 and it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places the following year.[21][22] He also restored the Scott Building (designed by Paul Rudolph assistants William Rupp and Joseph Farrell), converting it into the Center for Architecture Sarasota, a community-based architecture/cultural organization.[23] Renamed the McCulloch Pavilion, the renovated work was included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2017.[24][25]

Peterson is a frequent lecturer on architecture and an adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Florida.[26][27]

Notable career achievements[edit]

The American Institute of Architects Florida Gold Medal was awarded to Peterson in 2016, (Paul Rudolph being the only other recipient of the award from Sarasota).[28][29] Peterson was elected into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2003.[1] He received the AIA Florida Presidential Millennium Award of Honor for Design in 2000. Guy Peterson Office For Architecture was awarded AIA Florida Firm of the Year in 2013.[30]

He has also been recognized for career achievement by the University of Florida School of Architecture (Ivan H. Smith Eminent Chair - Endowed Professorship, Distinguished Architecture Alumnus Award, and Dean's Faculty Service Award),[31][32] the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (Lifetime Achievement Award), and the American Jewish Committee (Civic Achievement Award).[33]

Peterson has earned more than 80 individual architectural design awards throughout his career.[34][35]

Bibliography and media[edit]

Peterson's work has been featured in several architectural reference books:

  • Peterson, Guy (May 15, 2015). Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson (PDF). Oro Editions. p. 268. ISBN 978-1941806555.

Peterson's architecture has been featured several times on television, including HGTV’s, Homes Across America (Theisen House and Freund House) and Open House (Freund House) on SNN.[36] In 2018, Peterson's Spencer House was selected for the television show The World's Most Extraordinary Homes, (Season 2, Episode 4 "USA"), broadcast worldwide on the BBC and on Netflix.[37]

Selected architecture / design awards[edit]

The American Institute of Architects – AIA Florida – Award for Excellence in Architecture:

  • 2017 Elling Eide Center - Honor Award of Excellence – Sarasota, Florida[38]
  • 2014 Spencer House – Honor Award of Excellence – Sarasota, Florida[39]
  • 2011 Revere Quality House Addition & Restoration - Honor Award of Excellence – Sarasota, Florida[40]
  • 2001 Freund House – Honor Award – Siesta Key, Florida[41]
  • 1999 Theisen House – Bradenton, Florida[42]
  • 1998 Test of Time Award of Honor In Design[43]

The American Institute of Architects (Florida) – Unbuilt Design Award:

  • 2016 Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower - Honor Award – Sarasota, Florida[44]

The American Institute of Architects (Florida) – Excellence for Historic Preservation and Restoration:

  • 2015 Center For Architecture Sarasota | UF CityLab Sarasota – Honor Award – Sarasota, Florida[45]

The American Institute of Architects – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter – Award of Excellence in Architecture:

  • 2014 Durbin House – Award of Excellence – Casey Key, Florida[46]
  • 2012 Spencer Residence – Award of Excellence – Sarasota, Florida[47]
  • 1997 Theisen House – Bradenton, Florida[48]
  • 1991 City of Sarasota General Services Complex – Honorable Mention – Sarasota, Florida
  • 1988 Wyndemere Clubhouse – Naples, Florida

The American Institute of Architects – AIA Georgia Award for Excellence in Architecture:

  • 1995 Sarasota Memorial Hospital Critical Care Center – Sarasota, Florida

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bubil, Harold. "Guy Peterson Wins AIA Gold Medal". AIA Florida. American Institute of Architects Florida.
  2. ^ Denton, Ilene (July 14, 2016). "Architect Guy Peterson Wins Major Award". Sarasota Magazine.
  3. ^ "Dreams by Design - The building blocks for Architect Guy Peterson's vision and aesthetic". Dreams by Design. SRQ Magazine.
  4. ^ Video Archives. "Guy Peterson Gold Medal Video Presentation, 2016 AIA Florida Awards". YouTube. American Institute of Architects (Florida).
  5. ^ Peterson, Guy (May 15, 2015). Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson (PDF). Oro Editions. p. 268. ISBN 978-1941806555.
  6. ^ Wilson, Greg (Photos) (2014). "Luxurious Spencer Residence in Sarasota". Wowow Home Magazine. Wowow Home Magazine.
  7. ^ Denton, Ilene. "The Most Buzzed-About Home In Sarasota". Sarasota Magazine. Sarasota Magazine.
  8. ^ Bubil, Harold (October 11, 2003). "Architect creates house as art". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Sarasota Herald Tribune.
  9. ^ Fottler, Marsha. "Guy Peterson Garners 1998 Florida AIA Award of Honor". Sarasota Magazine. Sarasota Magazine.
  10. ^ Boekel, Andrea (2006). 50+ Vacation Homes: Great Retreats of the World. Victoria, Australia: Image Publishing Group. pp. 212–215 (Sanderling Beach House). ISBN 9781920744991.
  11. ^ Denton, Ilene (September 30, 2014). "Go Inside an Island-Inspired Modern Home In Sarasota". Sarasota Magazine. Sarasota Magazine.
  12. ^ "Top 50 Coastal Homes of 2015". Ocean Home Magazine. Ocean Home Magazine. September 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "Ohana". Architect Magazine. Architect Magazine. November 24, 2014.
  14. ^ "Amazing Ohana Estate". Luxury Topics. Luxury Group.
  15. ^ "Bringing Ohana To Life". YouTube. Michael Saunders.
  16. ^ Boekel, Andrea (2006). 50+ Vacation Homes: Great Retreats of the World. Victoria, Australia: Image Publishing Group. pp. 160–165 (Longboat Key Beach House). ISBN 9781920744991.
  17. ^ "Elling Eide Center Research Library". Elling Eide Center Research Library & Preserve. Elling Eide Center.
  18. ^ "Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower". Snell Engineering. Snell Engineering Consultants.
  19. ^ Peterson, Guy. "Selected Work". Guy Peterson OFA. Guy Peterson OFA.
  20. ^ Russon, Gabrielle. "University of Florida to open satellite campus in Sarasota". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Sarasota Herald Tribune.
  21. ^ Bubil, Harold (April 28, 2007). "Revere Quality House Is Restored". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Sarasota Herald Tribune.
  22. ^ Kanter, Aviel (March 2017). "Contemporary Reverie - Homes". SRQ Magazine. SRQ Publishing.
  23. ^ "Center For Architecture - Introduction". Center For Architecture Sarasota. Center For Architecture Sarasota.
  24. ^ Denton, Ilene (February 10, 2017). "National Recognition for Center for Architecture's New Home". Sarasota Magazine. Sarasota Magazine.
  25. ^ "Scott Commercial Building". National Register of Historic Places Program. National Park Service / U.S. Department of Interior.
  26. ^ "Design Advisory Board". College of Design, Construction, & Planning. University of Florida.
  27. ^ American Institute of Architects (Florida). "Fall Lecture With Guy Peterson ..." AIA Orlando. AIA Orlando.
  28. ^ "AIA Florida Design Awards (2016)". AIA Awards. American Institute of Architects (Florida).
  29. ^ "AIA Florida Award Categories". Design Awards: Categories. American Institute of Architects (Florida).
  30. ^ "Guy Peterson OFA Wins AIA Firm of the Year". College of Design, Construction, & Planning. University of Florida.
  31. ^ "DCP News - Architecture Awards Ceremony (2011)". College of Design, Construction, & Planning. University of Florida.
  32. ^ "UF College of Design Distinguished Alumni". College of Design, Construction, & Planning. University of Florida.
  33. ^ Bubil, Harold (October 26, 2006). "AJC to honor three architects tonight". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Sarasota Herald Tribune.
  34. ^ "AIA Florida Design Awards Archive". AIA (Florida). American Institute of Architects.
  35. ^ "Guy Peterson - American Institute of Architects Design Awards". Guy Peterson OFA. Guy Peterson OFA.
  36. ^ "Architects Meet To Talk Design". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Sarasota Herald Tribune. June 15, 2002.
  37. ^ "BBC - The World's Most Extraordinary Homes". BBC Two. British Broadcasting Company. 2018.
  38. ^ "2017 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  39. ^ "2014 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  40. ^ "2011 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  41. ^ "2001 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  42. ^ Fottler, Marsha. "Guy Peterson Garners 1998 Florida AIA Award of Honor". Sarasota Magazine. Sarasota Magazine.
  43. ^ "1998 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  44. ^ "2016 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  45. ^ "2015 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  46. ^ "2014 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  47. ^ "2012 AIA Design Awards". American Institute of Architects.
  48. ^ Fottler, Marsha. "Guy Peterson Garners 1998 Florida AIA Award of Honor". Sarasota Magazine. Sarasota Magazine.

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