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.
Sharon Exley MAAE
Designer of influence, Sharon Exley MAAE Associate ASID directs colleagues, clients, and next generation talents to discover the fun in architecture. As a culture builder, author, and mentor, she shares the value of social engagement through design.
Architecture Is Fun
Architecture Is Fun Makes Everyday Life FUN!We listen and engage with clients and communities to develop relevant public spaces and meaningful experiences.
University of Chicago Lillie House
Architecture Is Fun guided University of Chicago and Lab School through visioning and master planning to conceive new teaching spaces that support civic engagement and museum like study.
We Are AIA Chicago Firm of the Year!
Architecture Is Fun named AIA Chicago Firm of the Year is honored for their commitment to FUN, collaboration and their designs for “deeply humanistic and courageous” projects.
DuPage Children’s Museum Renovation
We did it, the reviews are in and we received a 5 star rating…There were audible gasps of joy and delight. Everyone came together and with one big push…..we were open! Thank you for the passion, the hard work and the commitment that had us looking so beautiful at 4:00 today. The Mayor was truly moved and just in awe of what were able to do in a few months. ~ Sarah Orleans, President & CEO, DuPage Children’s Museum
Young At Art Museum
EVERYONE (850,000 visitors since opening) visiting YAA is incredibly amazed with the exhibitions and the Young At Art Museum experience! Thank you to Architecture Is Fun for their creative vision and artful design that assists in defining YAA! ~ Mindy Shrago, Executive Director/CEO, Young At Art Shifting the museum paradigm, Young At Art Museum takes a sophisticated design approach to bridging the gap between an adult art museum and a children’s museum. The art museum for children features 22,000 SF of exhibit space designed by Architecture Is Fun, rich in branded environments, art installations and art-making opportunities. The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation says that Young At Art Museum…
Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo
…a project that appeals to adults while delighting children. ~ Neal David, AIA, Vice President, Lincoln Park Zoo. Tucked right in the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo is a building containing the canopy climbing adventure. Is it awesome? It’s pretty awesome. ~ Linda Marisicano, Blogger and Parent, Babble Chicago. Lincoln Park Zoo is also home to the Canopy Climbing Adventure, considered one of Chicago’s best indoor play spaces (and still a secret to many parents). ~ Dave Wischnowsky, Columnist, Webtimes Online.
The Cave at Young At Art
Education Pavilion & Orientation Theatre Young At Art Museum is an innovative art museum geared to children and families featuring an art cave for using art for learning.
The Latin School of Chicago
The Interactive Science Forum: The New Wave for Education Fusing together the creative processes of science and art, the 2200 square foot Interactive Science Forum provides students hands-on access to scientific concepts and new technologies, and perspectives into the beauty and complexity of our natural world.