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Newcastle University alumni Peter Exley appointed to the position of President-elect of the American Institute of Architects

The founder and director of firm Architecture is Fun, Peter Exley graduated from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in the class of 1985

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry.

Discussing his time at University here in the UK Peter Exley said, “My three years at Newcastle were particularly formative and inform my values as a citizen architect every day. I am still in regular contact with many of my peers from the School of Architecture, Castle Leazes and the entire University community - to my mind there is a rich global influence that emanates from the class of 1985.”

Founded in 1994, Peter Exley’s firm Architecture is Fun is a collaborative practice that explores the nexus of architecture, education and experience. For the past decade, this small, yet, successful studio has spread its influence as educative design strategists, consulting to major organizations in myriad fields, from museums and schools to foundations and associations, on a wide range of issues but always with a long-standing commitment to build accessible places of learning, living and fun that are indispensable for human growth and development. 

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Peter Exley
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published on: 30 July 2019