The American Institute of Architects has elevated Peter Vieira to its College of Fellows, an honor that recognizes architects who have made a notable contribution to the profession and to society. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Read the full list of this year’s fellows.
Peter Vieira’s career has been distinguished by sustained design excellence and deep professional impact across a 20-year span of projects of ever-increasing programmatic and technical complexity. While the trajectory of institutional building types Peter has designed has steadily climbed—from dining and kitchen facilities, to student life complexes, to academic teaching facilities, and finally to one-of-a-kind, graduate-level research laboratories—what remains constant is his belief in the importance of an overarching architectural narrative for each project that weaves together its disparate parts. The clear-headed legibility of design intent and rigorous level of design execution of Peter’s work has garnered more than two dozen peer-recognized awards, including two AIA Honor Awards, a COTE Top Ten Award and seven awards from the Boston Society of Architects. That these honors are spread across the diverse areas of architectural design, interior architecture, educational design, laboratory design and sustainability is an indication of Peter’s commitment to exceptional design performance on every level.
Principal Jim Collins articulated Peter’s mastery of design excellence in this sponsorship letter when he wrote:
Peter will receive his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City. Congratulations to Peter!