Peter Wiederspahn, AIA, Bio

Peter Wiederspahn is principal of Wiederspahn Architecture, LLC, and he an Associate Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. His architectural practice has received numerous design excellence awards for residential, multi-family, commercial and interior architecture projects in Boston, New York and Chicago.

Professor Wiederspahn’s academic research and pedagogical foci are on architectural design, production, performance, and systems. In particular, he has conducted research on: future-use architecture; wood construction and its cultural impact at the detail, architectural and urban scales; high-performance, rapid-assembly structural/thermal component construction system; light-weight flat-pack, rapid-deployment, long-term-use emergency shelter system; and furniture design.

Professor Wiederspahn is a co-winner of the 2017-2019 FAIA Latrobe Prize, he has been awarded a Graham Foundation grant for his research entitled, “Wood Frame Multi-Family Housing in Boston, 1865-1900,” and has received a design research grant from the Boston Society of Architect for “Smart Growth Planning Prototypes.”

Professor Wiederspahn has served as the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs for the Northeastern College of Arts, Media and Design, the Interim Director of the School of Architecture, and the inaugural Director of the School of Architecture Berlin Semester Abroad. Previously he has also held teaching positions at Harvard University and the Pennsylvania State University. Professor Wiederspahn earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and his Master of Architecture from Harvard University.