Peter Rose

Peter Rose

Boston, MA, US



Peter Rose is a recognized leader in architectural and urban design whose superbly detailed institutional, residential, and urban design projects choreograph revelatory architectural experiences and blur the boundaries between the built environment and landscape. Since beginning his practice in 1978, Rose has received numerous awards for residential, institutional, and urban design projects. The scale of his work ranges from large urban interventions – including the Old Port of Montreal Waterfront Master Plan and major cultural institutions, such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and J.B. Speed Museum –  to innovative and sustainable residential projects, including the Housing Tower at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, East House, and renovations. All of his projects, from the CCA in Montreal to a secluded boat house on Martha’s Vineyard, are united by his sensitivity to materials, details, and the relationship between the built environment, the landscape, and their inhabitants.


In addition to his professional practice, Peter has been intensively engaged in architectural research and education. As Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design from 1991 to 2012, Peter conceptualized and led a wide range of research-intensive studios, developing innovative and sustainable designs for tuberculosis clinics in Ethiopia, a Boston Subway Master Plan, and an Allston Housing Master Plan, among others. Peter has also taught at Princeton University, McGill University, and the University of Toronto, and frequently serves on student design reviews and related symposia.


Over the course of his career, Peter’s work has been published in Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, ARCHITECT Magazine, Architectural Digest, Harvard Design Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Casabella, and others. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Peter received the Master in Architecture degree and Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. He is a member of the Boston Society of Architects, the American Institute of Architects, and the Ordre des Architectes du Quebec, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.



Peter Rose + Partners, Boston, MA, US, Principal

Dec 2008 - current

Office of Peter Rose, Cambridge, MA, US, Principal

Jan 1989 - Dec 2008


Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, School of Architecture

Sep 1967 - May 1970

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, Undergraduate

Sep 1962 - May 1966

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