Eva Peterson, LEED AP

Eva Peterson, LEED AP

New York, NY, US



Architect at Perkins Eastman


Perkins Eastman, New York, NY, US, Architect

Healthcare, Senior Living
Design Leadership Committee
Green Committee
Women's Leadership Initiative
IDP & ARE Mento

Mar 2012 - current

University of Oregon, Graduate Research Fellow & Research Assistant

My research is in the area of Lifecycle Analysis of the built environment. Using Lifecycle Analysis software such as SimaPro, Sustainable Minds, Athena Impact Estimator, and BEES, we are able to quantify a building's environmental impacts.

Through this research I had the opportunity to present my work at multiple conferences including the ARCC 2011 Research Conference in Detroit, MI, and four University of Oregon conferences. One paper stemming from this research has been published (see below) and another will be submitted for publication this fall.

Moore, E & Peterson, E. "SELCO Credit Union: A Case Study in Quantifying the Environmental Impacts of Design for Deconstruction." ARCC 2011, Considering Research: Reflecting upon current themes in Architecture Research, Detroit, MI: Lawrence Technological University, 2011. Print.

Jan 2010 - Oct 2011

Surround Architecture, Inc., Junior Architect

While employed at Surround I assisted with multiple LEED certifications, including Gates Firehall in Gates, OR (see portfolio). I also worked on Retail, Office, Multi-family Housing, Single-family Residential, and Resort projects (Schematics to CDs). I used AutoCad, SketchUp, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office extensively.

I was in charge of designing and creating graphic design and marketing projects while at Surround, including three 20 page marketing booklets.

I was also in charge of researching and selecting green materials for our LEED certified projects and for the KEEN Footwear Corporate Office Remodel (see portfolio).

I left Surround in order to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oregon.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

Earl Swensson FAIA, Associates, Architectural Intern

I interned for Earl Swenson Associates twice, May '06 - December ' 06 & May '07 - August '07 while working on my undergraduate degree.

I worked on a number of healthcare projects during my time at ESa. I followed these projects through Schematic Design, Design Detailing, and Construction Documents. I also completed both hand and computer (SketchUp & Photoshop) renderings. I used both the Adobe Creative Suite and MicroStation extensively.

May 2006 - Aug 2007


University of Oregon, MArch, College of Architecture & Allied Arts

I chose the University of Oregon in order to deepen my understanding of the relationship between sustainability and architecture as well as to immerse myself in a collaborative environment. During that time I had the opportunity to work on a variety of environmentally and socially responsible projects. These included an innovative eco-district pilot project in Portland, OR and a mixed-income housing development in collaboration with the Seattle Housing Authority (see portfolio). While in school I also completed and presented self-initiated research projects into the novel application of lifecycle analysis to the building scale.

At the University of Oregon I sharpened my hand rendering skills and developed computer rendering skill in programs such as Revit, SketchUp, and Artlantis.

Please contact me for a full portfolio.

Sep 2009 - May 2011

Texas A&M University, Bachelors, Environmental Design, Pre-Architecture

At Texas A&M I was exposed to a wide variety of project types: Single Family Residential, Healthcare, Institutional, and Educational. I was also and integral part of the University's 2007 Solar Decathlon Team in Washington DC (see portfolio). I was a team leader, responsible for project scheduling and assembly coordination. I also assisted with construction documents, Revit renderings, construction, and was a tour guide during the DC competition. I represented the team at the Gulf Coast Green Conference in 2008, and at other conferences during my time at TAMU.

Please contact me for a full Portfolio.

Aug 2003 - May 2008


A&AA Student Travel Fund Grant, Grant

The A&AA Student Advisory Committee and the Associate Dean administer the Student Travel Fund, which assists with the travel expenses related to research and/or conferences. I received this grant to attend the ARCC Architectural Research Conference in Detroit, MI in April 2011.


Ecological Design Certificate, Other

The Ecological Design Certificate is a design-based, interdisciplinary program focused on the development of a practical framework for the integration of the built environment with locale and region specific natural systems. Participating students are challenged to develop an in-depth understanding of the relationships between ecological processes, issues of cultural and social sustainability, and urban development and form, as well as how allied design and planning disciplines approach these relationships.


Academic/Merit Based Graduate Scholarship, Scholarship

I received the maximum scholarship amount for incoming graduate students at the University of Oregon. (2009-2010 school year)


Areas of Specialization