Peter Rose, FAIA gave a very interesting and diverse talk about architecture and his work. He had some very thoughtful and thought provoking examples of products like phones, computers and cars that have improved markedly in the last 60 years, while housing has not. He showed examples of work from some early pioneers who worked to bring factory manufacturing methods to home building. Unfortunately, they all failed, which was his point. Home building has not changing much in the last 60 years.
Peter Rose, FAIA is a recognized leader in the architectural design profession. Since beginning his practice in 1978, Rose has received numerous awards for residential, institutional, and urban design projects. The scale of his projects has varied from large urban design projects, such as the Old Port of Montreal Waterfront Master Plan, to smaller renovations and additions.
In addition to his professional practice, Rose has maintained a long-term involvement in architectural education. He was Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design since from 1991 to 2010, and has also taught at Princeton University, McGill University, and the University of Toronto.
He frequently serves on student design reviews and related symposia. Rose received the Master in Architecture degree and Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Quebec.