Peter Barber RA (b. 1960)

Peter Barber studied at the University of Sheffield between 1980 and 1983 and at the Central London Polytechnic from 1984 to 1986. Peter worked with Richard Rogers, Will Alsop and Jestico+Whiles prior to establishing his own practice in 1989. He is currently a lecturer and reader in architecture at the University in Westminster.

Over the last 30 years Peter has designed a significant number of award-winning housing projects. Peter was awarded the Royal Academy Grand Prize for Architecture in 2015 and numerous RIBA and Housing Design Awards. In 2021 Peter was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in The Queen’s Honours, the AJ100 Contribution to the Profession Award 2021 and the RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing.

He has lectured about the work of the Practice at many institutions, including the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Architectural League in New York, and numerous international and domestic university schools of architecture including Helsinki, Pretoria, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Munich, Genoa Istanbul and Colombo as well as Oxford University and The Bartlett - University College London. In 2019 his work was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition entitled “100 Mile City and Other Stories” at the London Design Museum. He has been described by the Independent as one of the UK’s leading urbanists.


Royal Academician


Born: 1960 in Guildford

Nationality: British

Elected RA: 14 December 2021

Gender: Male

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