Peter Schubert FAIA

Peter Schubert FAIA


When people think of architecture, they immediately think of buildings and forms. I think of the spaces around and between those forms. To me, architecture is a much more nuanced and refined process than shaping buildings; rather, it's the logic and craft of making the public space that surrounds us. I find deep meaning in creating experiences that encourage the interplay between formal strategies and civic goals in order to produce beauty and inspiration in the urban environment. Just like jazz has its singular syntax of sounds and silences, contemporary design has become a process of combining our favorite modernist strategies – “architectural jazz standards” if you will – with new technologies, programs, and sustainable systems. We elevate our current culture by reinterpreting and reimagining the common elements of the twentieth-century modern masters in unexpected and inventive arrangements.

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Peter Schubert is a Partner in Ennead Architects International. Prior to joining Ennead, he was North American Design Director at Hillier / RMJM from 2002 to 2012, and a principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox from 1998 to 2001, having begun work at that firm in 1984. Peter joined the partners in Ennead Architects to establish Ennead Architects International in 2012. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning of Columbia University. Peter is currently a faculty member at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union and has taught at Catholic, Cornell and Columbia universities. He is a member of the Board of the Center for Architecture Foundation as well as its Scholarship Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.


    • * with RMJM / Hillier
    • ** with KPF

Mixed-Use & Commercial


Hospitality & Residential

    • Peak Road Villas, Hong Kong (unbuilt)
    • Hyatt Regency Korabelnaya Hotel, Vladivostok, Russia*
    • Hyatt Burny Point Hotel, Vladivostok, Russia*
    • Marriott Sogutozu Hotel, Ankara, Turkey*
    • 111 Central Park North, New York, NY*
    • Hyatt Business Bay, Dubai, UAE, (unbuilt)*
    • Matsushita Hotel, Conference Center, Theater, Kyoto, Japan*


    • University of Puerto Rico, Molecular Science Center, San Juan, PR*
    • Alexandria Center for Sciences and Technology at East River Science Park, New York, NY*
    • Duke University, Graduate School of Medicine, Singapore*
    • Duke University School of Medicine, Signature Research Building, Durham, NC*
    • Rohm and Haas (now Dow) China Research and Development Center, Shanghai, China*


    • University of Puerto Rico, Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR*
    • Gouvernuer Healthcare Services, New York, NY*
    • Genzyme, Beijing, China*
    • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore*
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA**

Higher Education

    • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MD1, Singapore*
    • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, MD6, Singapore*
    • Bilkent University, Student / Faculty Housing, Ankara, Turkey*
    • Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists, Bronx, NY*
    • Duke University, Graduate School of Medicine, Singapore*
    • Duke University School of Medicine, Signature Research Building, Durham, NC*
    • Sunset Park High School, Brooklyn, NY*
    • Hofstra University, Graduate Residence Pedestrian Bridge, Hempstead, NY*
    • Lane Kirkland Conference Center, National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD*
    • New York University, Master Plan for a New Law School and Vanderbilt Hall Renovation, New York, NY**
    • Regis College, Weston, MA**




  • 1981
    • Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Master of Architecture
  • 1978
    • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science

Professional Experience

  • 2012-present
    • Ennead Architects International
  • 2002-2011
    • RMJM/Hillier
  • 1984-2001
    • Kohn Pedersen Fox

Academic Appointments

  • Visiting Faculty, 2001-present
    • Irwin F. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union

Professional Affiliations

    • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
    • Municipal Art Society
    • Society of Architectural Historians
    • Society for Historic Preservation
    • Urban Land Institute
  • Board Member, 2007-2009
    • Center for Architecture Foundation, AIA / NYC
  • Board Member, 2005-2007
    • AIA / NYC
    • College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects


New York, NCARB