We do a lot of things; the various endeavors undertaken by our companies and teams range from design to planning, technology, construction and beyond. But if there is one discipline that is at the heart of it and provides the framework for all of this activity, it is clearly architecture.
We are architects first and foremost and our passion for the profession is undiminished. But we do believe that a broader definition of what architecture entails is appropriate and we don’t shy away form taking on additional responsibilities.
But at the core, we provide architectural services. We believe architecture can improve people’s lives. We think that our built environment can be made more functional, more equally accessible, even more beautiful. We suspect that a creative and stimulating environment makes us feel better and do better work.
It all started with architecture and in the end we always come back to it; a successful project has to be good architecture to work well.
As the design and managing principal of studio bau:ton and nonzero\architecture, Peter Grueneisen has been involved with hundreds of projects of different types and sizes since 1990. With these firms he has completed music, film and other media facilities in the USA and abroad, besides commercial, educational and residential work. Several of these projects have received AIA awards, TEC-awards and other honors, and have been published in the professional and architectural press.
Peter’s international experience as an architect, project manager and construction manager provides a solid foundation for these activities.
Peter’s work with nonzero\architecture focuses on new explorations in architecture and on the generation of form and sustainability in the contemporary context. With studio bau:ton he continues to be concerned with the integration of architecture and technology, and with finding solutions to complex multi-disciplinary problems. With Greeniron Constructs, Peter is venturing into the architect-led design/build process, exploring the many advantages of that approach while attempting to recapture the role of the master builders of the past.
Peter Grueneisen has served on the design awards committee of the Los Angeles AIA chapter and has lectured and taught and served as guest critic at SCI-Arc, USC, UCLA, Full Sail College, The LA Forum for Architecture and Urban design and at the 2003 AIA National Convention, among others.
Peter received his Masters of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Santa Monica in 1990 and a BS in Architectural Engineering in Switzerland in 1983. Peter has studied under Wolfgang D. Prix, Craig Hodgetts, Eric Owen Moss, Aaron Betsky and others.
Peter has written and compiled ‘Soundspace – Architecture for Sound and Vision’, a book illustrating many projects completed in the past, as well as a thematic overview of the field, incorporating architecture, art and technology.
Peter has been elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2009.
He holds an architectural license in California and several other States and is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
He is also a licensed General Contractor in California.
He is a Member of the Audio Engineering Society AES and The Recording Academy.