Peterson Rich Office

Peterson Rich Office | Telfair Studio, Lyme, CT, 2013. Credit: Kevin Kunstadt.

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Peterson Rich Office won a 2020 award.

Founded in 2011 by Miriam Peterson and Nathan Rich, Peterson Rich Office focuses on residential and cultural buildings as well as urban design and research-based projects. 

According to the principals, their design process favors “precision over abstraction, users and context over the diagram.” The result is an architecture that “engages place, is resistant to trend and style, and attempts to be communicable and accessible.”

Projects include:

Peterson and Rich both received MArch degrees from the Yale School of Architecture. Peterson received a BA in Economics and Italian Literature from Cornell University, and Rich received a BA from Wesleyan University and studied at Tsinghua University as a Henry Luce Scholar.