About Us

About Us is Who We Are

  • Leadership

    Peter Exley FAIA RIBA

    Peter Exley, FAIA RIBA established an internationally recognized practice, Architecture Is Fun, that elevates the standards of design for public space, learning, and play environments. Peter is co-founder of the Chicago-based consulting studio of architecture, experiential and public space design.

  • Sharon Exley and Peter Exley Thought Leaders

    Thought Leadership

    Sharon Exley and Peter Exley bring creativity and thought leadership to their work, their mentorship, strategic planning, writing, and speaking. The playmakers and principals participate in national and local conferences, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions to share the educative process and notions of participatory design to the greater architectural, design, educational and industry-centric communities.

  • Peter Exley speaking at COP 26 in Glasgow.

    Speaker Engagements

    Please Invite Us! 
Thank you for reaching out to us about speaker engagements. Please let us know if you would like the design duo of Sharon and Peter Exley to speak, or an individual member of the team. We also facilitate workshops on architecture, storytelling, creativity, public space, and sustainable cities of our future.

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    Publications & Research

    Architecture Is Fun makes everyday life fun. The studio’s ethos is based on the idea that architecture is one of the gateways to a more empathetic and equitable future. Sharon and Peter Exley believe making accessible places of learning, living, working, play, and fun to be indispensable for human growth and development. And they like to share these notions via Architecture Is Fun’s publications and research.

  • Educative Design™
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    Educative Design®

    For over twenty-five years in practice, Architecture Is Fun’s goal has been to achieve a dynamic architecture through leadership in educative design®. This educative design® ideology – design that educates as well as design that is fundamentally educated – is fulfilled through its participatory nature. Design educates by creating spaces for interactive play, learning, and self-discovery. Children and adults gain knowledge about themselves and the world around them in creative and innovative ways. Design is educated through interactions with the user constituents during the planning and prototyping process. Collaboration sessions held with local community members and creative sessions held with families help to educate the Architecture Is Fun design team…

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    Awards & Accomplishments

    Architecture Is Fun is 24. Our projects have been incredibly successful, winning many awards and accolades from diverse organizations and design communities, yet, we are prouder still of the measurable impact that our work has had on the lives of families and the communities they call home. For a complete Architecture Is Fun Awards & Accomplishment Listing, please download here: Architecture Is Fun Awards

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