“Our work is characterized by sophisticated detail, high quality craftsmanship and a nimble balance between comfort, beauty, modernity and continuity with the past.” that’s how Peter Pennoyer Architects describe themselves. As we know, New York architecture is one of the most recognizable in the entire world and it is in New York that Peter Pennoyer Architects, which is one one of the top architects firms is located.
Based in Manhattan and with an office in Miami, Florida, the firm has built a substantial and varied body of work across the country and abroad for residential, commercial, and institutional commissions often involving historic buildings. For the past twenty-five years, Peter Pennoyer and his partners have grounded the firm’s projects in a forward-looking interpretation of history; they believe that architectural practices in the past leave us potent lessons that are relevant to contemporary architectural challenges.
In 1981, Peter Pennoyer received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia College and in 1984 a Masters of Architecture from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Peter Pennoyer a fluent and nimble classicist, this Manhattan architect possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of pediments and porticoes, balustrades and bolections. Such tried-and-true details are fundamental to his distinguished—primarily residential—portfolio, which ranges from a Shingle Style manse in Maine to an elegantly updated Beaux Arts townhouse in New York City.
An accomplished author, he has cowritten monographs on Warren & Wetmore, Delano & Aldrich, and Grosvenor Atterbury, patrician firms that he deeply admires and whose legacies he compellingly carries forward.
MUSEUM MILE APARTMENT
This apartment renovation celebrates the grand scale of existing characteristics. Peter Pennoyer Architects design increases these details and makes the various proportions and orientations of the rooms relate through a program of moldings and paneling. Katie Ridder’s decoration gives a boost to these traditional spaces.
Peter Pennoyer Architects was responsible for re-establishing the interior architecture of this six-story, 18.000 square foot house. The formal street façade set the tone of the succession of Beaux-Arts rooms, extensive stonework and ironwork within, whose distilled forms embody the sensuality of New York’s eclectic period at the turn of the 20th century. Throughout, the new interiors decorated by Shaun Jackson capture the exuberance and elegance of the Beaux-Arts style.
HOUSE IN CARMEL VALLEY
Set in the hills of a vast land conservation-driven development east of Carmel, California, this new house in the rustic style was designed in its massing and materials to blend with its context — a varied landscape of woodlands, savannas and grasslands. Peter Pennoyer Architects used harvested teak, copper, and natural plaster to form the basis of the naturalistic palette of the house, with spectacular views of the Santa Lucia mountains.