Peter Lombardi

Peter Lombardi

New York, NY, US



Peter A. Lombardi Architects (PLA) has been leading high end residential and commercial projects throughout the United States and internationally since 2010. Blending a decidedly European approach to architecture, with a philosophy that ties together social, economic, and ecological abundance, PLA is pioneering a new approach to design. Premised on the invention of Thrivability™, the firm merges its architectural forte with the larger goal of building ICOT™ or Intentional Communities of Today. The principles of ICOT™, created by PLA, is premised on the synergy of permaculture, organic farming, water collection, clean energy and intentional communities through architecture and design.

A graduate of Syracuse University with a Master’s Degree in Architecture, Lombardi worked in Florence, Italy for a number of years before returning to the US to work at award winning architecture firm Robert AM Stern Architects in New York. His collaborative role with Robert Stern culminated in projects including the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas, Villa Fleuri in France, a private residence in Highland Park Illinois, and numerous private residences in New York City.

Lombardi’s work has appeared in publications such as Domus and Casa Bella, as well as several books by Robert AM Stern. Lombardi is a registered Architect in the State of New York and Georgia. He has also been a Delegate to the Republic of Italy for the protection of Italian cuisine with the Accademia Italiana della Cucina.



Peter Lombardi Architects, New York, NY, US, Owner , Architect

Lead Architect and project manager for both high end residential and commercial projects in the U.S. and internationally.

Residence in Southampton Southampton, New York
Mountain Resort and Spa Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Private Residence in Westport Westport, Connecticut Manhattan Duplex Combination Manhattan, New York
Artist’s Residence and Gallery Manhattan, New York
Flagship Store Design for Eric Javits Manhattan, New York

Mar 2010 - current

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager / Project Designer

Direct design collaboration with Robert Stern and Partners on several high end residential and commercial projects.

Bush Memorial Library and Research Institute SMU - Dallas, Texas
New Private Villa on the Cote DʼAzure St. Jean - Cap Ferrat, France
Hanwha Jiri Mountain Spa Jirsisan National Park, Korea
Private Residence at the Park Plaza building Manhattan, New York
Private Penthouse at the Time Warner building Manhattan, New York
New Private Residence in Highland Park Chicago, Illinois

Feb 2005 - Oct 2008


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Masters program in Architecture incorporating a healthy mix of architectural theory, history, art and practical construction knowledge. Program included one year abroad in Florence Italy where extensive travel and research of first hand master pieces have been incorporated into my everyday design practice.

Sep 1999 - Jun 2001

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

Bachelors of Architecture with a well rounded liberal arts back ground. 4 year program included intense design studios, architectural history, math, physics, anthropology, drawing, color theory, landscape history, cultural studies, philosophy, structures, building construction, and Italian language.

Sep 1991 - Jun 1995


2nd Place for New School Design, International, 2nd Place


This public charter school occupies the third floor of an 1860 industrial building in the central business district. The school provides a small, learner-directed community that encourages investigative learning, global citizenship and nurtures a sense of belonging. The school’s purpose is to graduate students who are knowledgeable, discerning, passionate, creative, and reflective.


1st Place for the New Palos Verdes Arts Center, Palos Verdes California, 1st Place

International Design Competition First Place 2000

The program required a new building to replace the existing one. Which was to house various exhibition galleries, a library, an auditorium, areas for laboratories and classrooms and a two-storey underground car park. Following the narrative thread of a metaphorical "path through the wood', the building develops internally, following the rhythm of pergola-covered passageways, terraces, small patios and big courtyards. To reduce the environmental impact of the new construction to a minimum, the building is subdivided into low blocks descending in accordance with the naturally sloping land. Like a monastery, the complex is subdivided Into public areas (the large entrance plaza, the reception hall and the main courtyard), and private areas (the laboratory patios, the classroom wing, the administrative section).


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