Peter Block discovered his interest in architecture as a child in Texas, and pursued his passion from the age of 12, earning his degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Entering the field as an intern architect at Harker Medley & Associates, he rose through the ranks quickly, having his work published in multiple publications after just two years at the firm. In Los Angeles, he held senior positions at Vito Cetta Architects – Randy Washington Group Architects before becoming director of the architectural design department by age 30.
Since establishing Peter Block Architects in Atlanta in 1995, Peter has built a reputation on his commitment to soulful, client-focused, historically rooted architecture. His Buckhead office is home to a devoted team of architects and creatives that specialize in custom residences, equestrian facilities and multi-family designs. Utilizing forward thinking, techniques and technologies, he translates traditional and European disciplines for the current day.
Peter has won prestigious Shutze Awards four times, for vastly different projects—a Lutyens-based English, a Cape-Dutch-style coastal retreat, a Shaker-influenced American farmhouse, and an 18th-century-inspired Parisian Hôtel Particulier.
Peter’s office contains more than 1,000 rare books from the 19th century to the present day, which the architects reference frequently for examples of historic precedence, proportion and construction techniques. Perhaps one of his most defining characteristics, Peter is committed to preserving the visions and methodologies of the masters who preceded him. Every building he produces preserves the virtues of beauty, comfort, luxury, soulfulness and suitability—without compromise.
A registered architect in numerous states, Peter is certified through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a board member of The Institute of Classical Architecture Southeastern Chapter. He is a lifetime member of the Leaders of Design Council and the Design Leadership Network.
Pursuing passion with a sense of purpose is Peter’s defining legacy.