Peter Zellner

Peter Zellner

Venice, CA, US



Principal and Founder, ZELLNERPLUS
Associate AIA / RAIA Affiliate

Peter Zellner established ZELLNERPLUS in 2004. He brings over 20 years of experience in architectural design, planning and project management to the firm.

He has been recognized as an emerging architectural voice in national publications such as The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Art+Auction magazine included Zellner its annual "Power 100" selection of influential people in the art world. Peter Zellner was named by The Los Angeles Times one of 10 'Faces to Watch in 2012 in Dance, Theater, Architecture and Art.' Harper's Bazaar included Zellner in its Editor's Selection "Best of What's New—Designers to Watch"

Zellner is a Faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture where he began teaching in 1999. At SCI-Arc he coordinates the Future Initiatives urban design program with David Bergman.

Zellner holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University (1999). At the Harvard Graduate School of Design he was a participant in the Harvard Project on the City led by Rem Koolhaas. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from with First Class Honors from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1993) in Australia, where he also taught between 1994 and 1997.

Zellner is the author of numerous essays and books including Hybrid Space (Thames & Hudson, 2000) and Pacific Edge (Thames & Hudson, 1998). He has curated exhibitions such as Sign as Surface (Artists Space, 2003) and Whatever Happened to Los Angeles (SCI-Arc, 2005).

Zellner has held Visiting Professorships in Architecture at UC Berkeley, FIU, the University of Southern California, the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and the Institut für Städtebau und Raumplanung (Institute for Urban Design & Urban Planning) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

In January of 2012, Zellner completed his first free standing project, the Matthew Marks Los Angeles Gallery. Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic described the project as “…one of the most conspicuous architectural debuts to appear in Southern California in a number of years.” The project recently won an AIA | LA Design Award (Merit).



ZELLNERPLUS, Venice, CA, US, Principal

founder and Principal

Jan 2004 - current


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1997 - Jun 1999


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