Photo by Rick Dublin

Photo by Rick Dublin


Peter Benoit has more than 20 years of experience in architecture and design.  Prior to founding Peter Benoit Architect, he worked at Melander Architects in San Francisco, Helfand Myerberg Guggenheimer Architects in New York City, Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects in Boston, and as a carpenter with John Pierce & Co. in Massachusetts.

Peter received his Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, earning the Paul M. Braun Fellowship and AIA/AAF Scholarship, and participated in the University's first Interdisciplinary Transit Oriented Design Studio in Tianjin, China.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, with a semester in Copenhagen at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.

Peter was part-time faculty for seven years at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  He taught design studio, thesis advising, perspective drawing and freehand drawing in both the undergraduate and graduate departments.  He has been a guest critic at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Southern California School of Architecture. Peter Benoit Architect was an invited participant in the Los Angeles Department of City Planning PVP Urban Design Review Sessions and RE:CODE initiative at LA City Hall in 2017. 

Peter was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts. He travels extensively, enjoys backcountry hiking in the wilderness, golf, skiing, and observes the world through drawing, sketching, watercolor and photography. 

Licensed Architect, State of California

Registered Architect, State of New York

Registered Architect, State of Nevada

Registered Architect, State of New Jersey

NCARB Certified

American Institute of Architects