Peter Rose (architect)

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Peter Rose
Born Montreal
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Architect
Buildings Canadian Centre for Architecture

Peter Rose, is an architect and educator from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the principal of Peter Rose + Partners, an architectural practice based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rose's best-known work in Canada is the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), which was designed by Rose with CCA founder Phyllis Lambert as consulting architect and Erol Argun as associate architect.[1] Completed in 1989, the CCA received the Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects and the Governor General's Medals in Architecture in 1992.[2]

Rose founded the Alcan Lectures in Architecture, which ran from 1974 to 92. This lecture series sponsored by Alcan Aluminium Limited brought architects, architectural historians and planners to the city. Rose's association with Alcan also included interior planning and design with Peter Lanken on the company's world headquarters Maison Alcan on Sherbrooke Street, which preserved a row of historic buildings in city's Golden Square Mile district.[2]

In collaboration with Aurèle Cardinal, Rose designed the plans for the redevelopment of the Old Port of Montreal in the early 90s.[3]

After studying architecture at Yale University, where he worked under Vincent Scully and Charles Moore, Rose returned to Montreal, designing Postmodern vacation houses in the Eastern Townships and Laurentian regions. He is noted for his residential designs for homes in western New England, including several vacation cottages in northern Vermont and individual houses in Sharon, Connecticut and Stowe, Vermont. His design for the house in Stowe was selected as one of Architectural Record's Record Houses in 1998. The New York Times featured his renovation of a townhouse for Edgar Bronfman, Jr. in Manhattan in September 1999.[2][4]

In 2010, construction was completed on Rose's design for a dormitory at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.[5]

Rose is adjunct professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has taught at Princeton University, McGill University and the University of Toronto. He is the author of Peter Rose: Houses, published by Princeton Architectural Press.[6]


  1. ^ WAGG, SUSAN. Canadian Centre for Architecture/Centre Canadien d'Architecture. The Canadian Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ a b c WAGG, SUSAN. Rose, Peter Douglas. The Canadian Encyclopedia. 
  3. ^ Affleck, Gavin, "IN FULL VIEW: PUBLIC SPACE IN MONTREAL", Canadian Architect .
  4. ^ William Morgan, The unaccidental Rose bends annex at Kripalu Yoga, The Providence Journal, February 2, 2010
  5. ^ Robert Campbell, Kripalu center dorm radiates simple sustainability, The Boston Globe, May 9, 2010
  6. ^ "Peter Rose: Houses". Princeton Architectural Press. Retrieved 6 December 2009.