Peter Testa

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Design Studio, Applied Studies, History+Theory, Visual Studies

Peter Testa is a founding partner and design principal at Testa & Weiser, and Senior Design Faculty at SCI-Arc. At Testa & Weiser, he leads a wide range of projects, for some of the world’s most innovative companies and institutions. His firm is widely regarded as an international design leader bridging the digital and physical. His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide and is part of the permanent collection at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA). His writing on design and theory has appeared in international art, architecture and design journals. Before establishing Testa & Weiser he was Principal-in-Charge with Pritzker Prize winner Álvaro Siza.  He was Associate Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1997-02), and Columbia University GSAPP (1991-97). He was appointed Esherick Professor of Architecture at the University of California; and Visiting Design Critic at Harvard University GSD. He holds a B.Arch; and S.M.Arch.S. (History/Theory) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and is a Registered Architect in California (NCARB Certificate). Honors include the MIT Innovation Award, three Graham Foundation Awards, the Municipal Art Society of New York Architecture Award, and the Design Arts Award of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2016 Testa & Weiser’s work was featured in ‘Archeology of the Digital’ at the CCA and Yale School of Architecture.  His most recent book, “Robot House: Instrumentation, Representation, Fabrication,” was published by Thames & Hudson in Summer 2017.