Peter Pennoyer

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Peter Pennoyer FAIA (born on February 19, 1957 in New York City, New York, United States of America) is an award-winning architect and principal of Peter Pennoyer Architects in New York City. Pennoyer, his four partners, and his fifty associates have an international practice in traditional and classical architecture, or New Classical Architecture. Many of the firm's institutional and commercial projects have involved historic buildings,[1] and it is stated by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America that the firm's strength is for "combining an inventive spirit with an erudite grasp of architectural history."[2] The firm's projects have been widely featured in newspapers, books, and periodicals, including The New York Times,[3] Architectural Digest, Design Times, and House & Garden.

The Vendome Press published a book about the firm in October 2010.[4]

Education and Family[edit]

Pennoyer received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia College in 1981 and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 1984.

While in graduate school from 1981 to 1983, Pennoyer worked as a designer in the Manhattan office of his Columbia professor, Robert A. M. Stern. He established his own practice in 1984, where he was a principal in the firm Pennoyer Turino Architects P. C. until 1990. He then formed Peter Pennoyer Architects in New York City.

Pennoyer is married to Katie Ridder, an interior designer. Together they have three children: Jane, Anthony, and Virginia. They reside in Bronxville, New York.


Pennoyer is co-author of The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich,[5] The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore,[6] and The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury[7] with Anne Walker, and "New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross & Cross.[8] He and Walker have also written the introduction for a reprint of Frank M. Snyder’s Building Details.[9]

Peter Pennoyer is a trustee of The Morgan Library & Museum, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and the 2 East 62nd Street Foundation. He was chairman of the board of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art from 2009-2013. He is a member of the Delano & Aldrich Fellowship Committee, Chairman of the Fellowship Committee for the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation, a National Peer Reviewer of the U.S. General Services Administration, Washington D.C., and a lifetime member of the Society of Architectural Historians. Peter Pennoyer Architects supports The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, the Alliance for the Arts, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Historic Hudson Valley,the Municipal Art Society, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York Preservation Archive Project, United States Green Building Council, and World Monuments Fund.


Peter Pennoyer Architects is on Architectural Digest's AD100 List, which represents the current outstanding talents in architecture and interior design.[10] In 2012, Peter Pennoyer Architects won the Stanford White Award for new construction for a house in Dutchess County, NY.[11] Pennoyer was the recipient of The Victorian Society of America's Metropolitan Chapter 2009 Annual Publication award for co-authoring The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury with Anne Walker, and Veranda Magazine's 2009 Art of Design award, winning in the Environment's category.[12] He also received the Victorian Society in America’s New York Chapters Annual Publication award in 2007 for authoring The Architecture of Warren and Wetmore with Anne Walker.[13] In 2007 Peter Pennoyer was named the Fourth Ambassador to the Upper East Side by the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts.[14]


Pennoyer's projects include the following:


  1. ^ "PPAPC home page". Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  2. ^ "PPA on The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America". The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  3. ^ Gray, Christopher (2013-04-18). "Buildings That Lie About Their Age". The New York Times. 
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  5. ^ P. Pennoyer, A. Walker (March 2003). The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-73087-6. 
  6. ^ P. Pennoyer, A. Walker (March 2006). The Architecture of Warren & Wetmore. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-73162-0. 
  7. ^ P. Pennoyer, A. Walker (August 2009). The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-73222-1. 
  8. ^ P. Pennoyer, A. Walker (2014). New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross & Cross. The Monacelli Press. 
  9. ^ F. Snyder (August 2007). Building Details. W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-73245-0. 
  10. ^ "Architectural Digest". 
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  12. ^ "Veranda Magazine". 
  13. ^ "MCVSA awards". Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, Metropolitan Awards. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  14. ^ "Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts" (PDF). 

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