Peter Exley FAIA RIBA
Peter Exley, FAIA RIBA established an internationally recognized practice of architecture for children, families, and communities. His studio elevates the standards of design for public space, learning, and play environments. Peter is co-founder of Architecture Is Fun, a Chicago-based architecture, design, and consulting firm.
Peter is an architect with a social agenda.
He believes that successful architecture comes about when the dialogue on design involves the entire community. When people make spaces together, good things happen in play, work, and life. As a social and cultural activist, Peter enjoys working with local and global leaders to envision and build resilient cities through art and architecture, one project at a time, one community at a time.
Peter regards architecture as one of the gateways to a more emphatic and equitable future.
For the past 25 years, Peter teaches in his role as an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 2021, Peter led the American Institute of Architects as its 97th President. He attended the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, speaking on behalf of AIA.
He is the co-author of the eponymous book “Architecture Is Fun”, published in 2021, with partner Sharon Exley.