Paul Peters is a visionary landscape architect renowned for his groundbreaking approach in interweaving culture and nature. His designs go beyond aesthetics as he employs a conceptual approach, focusing on the symbiotic relationship between nature and culture. He believes in the significance of memory and experience in landscapes, which he brings to life by zooming out to capture the bigger picture and applying in-depth research through the design process. This holistic method fosters spaces that resonate with cultural identities, ultimately having a transformative impact on society.
At Hood Design Studio, his proficiency in blending cultural narratives with natural environments contributed to the success of various complex projects, including the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC, which stands as a testament to his commitment to connecting people with their cultural roots through landscape architecture.
His role in the renovation of the historic Oakland Museum of California, and the design of Nvidia’s new tech campus in Silicon Valley, further exemplifies his capacity to innovate. Paul is presently teaches design studio at the University of Washington. In the past, he has also taught studios at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of British Columbia.