Peter Benoit

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Peter Benoit is a Senior Architect at Melander Architects, Inc. in San Francisco.  He has 11 years of work experience in residential, commercial, and large institutional projects.  Along with a commitment to excellent communication with clients and project consultants, Peter brings a love of drawing, travel sketching, watercoloring and photography to his design process.  He works closely with clients, builders, craftsmen, fabricators, and suppliers to execute design ideas under the constraints of budgets and schedules.

Peter completed his Master of Architecture at UC Berkeley in 2005, receiving the Paul M. Braun Fellowship.  He worked freelance over the Summer of 2004 designing an artist’s residency in Kauai, Hawaii.  Prior to graduate school, Peter worked for two years in Boston at Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects, followed by three years in New York at Helfand Myerberg Guggenheimer Architects.  He received his undergraduate B.S. Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1998, including a semester study in Copenhagen.

Peter also teaches perspective drawing and design, and is a directed study advisor for thesis candidates at The Academy of Art University School of Graduate Architecture.  He has been part of the faculty since Summer 2007.

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