About Us

PETER PENNOYER ARCHITECTS is a 50-person firm of architects, interior designers, and related professionals based in Manhattan and with an office in Miami, Florida. Founded in 1990, PPA is recognized as a leader in new construction, renovation, and historic preservation for residential, commercial, and institutional commissions across the United States and abroad. PPA has been widely published, earned numerous awards and built a following of over 50K on Instagram. PPA is also a member of Architectural Digest’s AD100.

What services do you provide?

Architecture, Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

Our work is characterized by sophisticated detail, high quality craftsmanship and a nimble balance between comfort, beauty, modernity and continuity with the past. Our library of some 10,000 volumes is the wellspring of the practice, inspiring designs that combine scholarship, historic precedent, creative invention and modern taste. For each commission, we look at the site and its architectural heritage to understand the landscape to which we are contributing. As a result, we can be versatile, wielding a wide-ranging command of styles grounded in history, knowledge and tradition. At the same time, we are designing for today’s living. Providing comfort and modern convenience, orchestrating the way spaces are organized and flow into one another, and designing rooms to receive furnishings and art are just some of the measures in which we take pride. While we continue to rely on traditional methods of design, such as hand drawing and watercolor, PPA also stays at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies and computer design tools. Our investment in 3D imaging/virtual reality and 3D printing can offer our clients the opportunity to see imagined forms through tangible prototypes during the design development phase of a project.

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

PPA designs special elements in our projects that engage top craftspeople around the globe. From jali screens carved in Kabul to parchment panels fabricated in France, our palette of materials is extensive and bespoke. PPA has an intimate understanding of the process of artisanal creation and how it can enhance our architecture. Collaborations with prominent artists figure in several of our residential projects. For institutional and commercial projects, we are adept at translating custom designs into forms that are economical and quality driven. Rapid prototypes, printed in-house, are an essential tool when we commission fabrications in Asia. An early adopter of digital tools, PPA uses CAD and Revit. Both commercial and residential projects can be produced using Building Information Modeling (BIM) which allows real-time collaboration and coordination with our engineers and consultants on a shared digital model. While we are skilled at traditional methods of design, we can produce digital renderings for presentations in SketchUp, Lumion, and 3ds Max. Our VR set-up allows clients to experience fully detailed environments and our 3D models are printed in-house on a large format Stratasys PolyJet printer.

Photography: Jonathan Wallen / Eric Piasecki

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