Peter Williamson

Peter Williamson

Providence, RI, US



Peter Williamson is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. A Rhode Island native, he draws upon the history and beauty of the area in which he was raised. Valuing perseverance, exploration, and the intrigue of a challenge, Williamson uses such aspects of the design process to develop solutions that respond not only to context but to those who define it. With sensitivity to the vernacular and an appreciation of culture and history, his work is marked by an understanding of time and place.



Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, Studio Leader

Lead students through a four week architectural immersion program at the Boston Architectural College Summery Academy. Students are guided through conceptual and developmental stages of various projects relating to the body, buildings, and the city.

Jul 2012 - current

Couture Design Associates, Providence, RI, US, Architectural Intern

Revise construction documents, plans, sections, and details for projects in the historic residential areas of Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. Other duties included generating models, sourcing materials, scheduling and package submissions.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Impact Design, Shanghai, CN, Lead Designer

Provided schematic design for store front renovation at Qibao High School in Shanghai, CN. Renovation identified the store as a campus landmark and provided a rain and solar shield, fostering a communal store front space.

Oct 2011 - Nov 2011

Aedas, Shanghai, CN, Architectural Intern

Assisted in design development of award winning competition entry for Block E-15 in Chonqing, China. Work included physical and digital modeling, rendering, diagramming, and the development of clear conceptual story boards as well as plan, section, and elevation drawings.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2011
Adjunct Student Brown University 2011
-Urban Studies Department: Historic Preservation
Furniture Design for CNC
Sustainable Design Studios

Jan 2007 - Jun 2012


Rhode Island Fellow: Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded travel scholarship to research and invent sustainable building practices for Guatemala.


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