Adjunct Professor, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, Contemporary Practices (1992). BA, 1985, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; MArch, 1990, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Concurrent position: Principal, architectureisfun, Chicago. Exhibitions: Chicago Architecture Foundation; Art Institute of Chicago; ISID Headquarters, Los Angeles; Chicago Athenaeum. Awards: AIA Illinois Excellence in Education Award; AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award; Illinois Art Education Association-Distinguished Service to Art Education Award; AIA Young Architect Award; American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Personal Statement

Peter Exley FAIA is an architect, designer and advocate for interactive public environments, committed to construction of new paradigms in pedagogy, play and participatory experience. Hailing from Yorkshire, he arrived in Chicago for a year in 1985. He has been there ever since, and co-founded the design practice ArchitectureIsFun in 1994. He is an adjunct Professor of Architecture and Interior Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago, winner of the 2012 Benjamin Moore HUE Award and the 2013 President of AIA Chicago.

"Work of significance and relevance, joy and seriousness, range and depth!"
- Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown on the work of Architecture Is Fun, 2006.


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