Master of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.   1969

Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture School University, Oslo, Norway.  1961


Registered Architect in:


New York, Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, USA and in Norway, Sweden and Denmark (authorized thereby to practice in Europe)


Practicing Architect Positions:


2011, Feb.      Design Partner, Peter Pran + H Architects, New York, NY


1996-Feb 2011         Design Principal, NBBJ, Seattle, Washington NBBJ also has offices in London/New York, LA, SF, Columbus, Beijing, Shanghai


1986-1996               Design Principal & Sr. Vice President, Ellerbe Becket, New York

(also w/ Ellerbe Becket Minneapolis/Kansas/Washington D.C.)


1986             Design Leader, Eli Attia, New York, New York


1984-86                  Director of Design, Russo-Sonder, New York, New York


1982-1984               Director of Design & Associate Partner, Grad Partnership, Newark, New Jersey


1977-1982               Director of Design and Associate, Schmidt, Garden & Erikson, Chicago, Illinois


1973-1977              Senior Design Architect/Design Leader, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,


1966-1969               Chicago

1963-1966               Project Designer, Mies van der Rohe, Chicago, Illinois


1961-1963               Project Designer, Nils Holter, Oslo, Norway



Academic Positions:


2003-2010               Professor of Architecture

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


2004 and 2005          Visiting Professor of Architecture

University of Houston, Houston, Texas


2002             Visiting Professor of Architecture

University of Kansas,  Lawrence, Kansas


2000                       Visiting Faculty of Architecture

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


1999             Visiting Professor of Architecture

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington


1997             Distinguished Rose Morgan Visiting Professor of Architecture

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


1993             Visiting Professor of Architecture

Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark


1992             Visiting Professor of Architecture

Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan


1985-1991               Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Architecture New York Institute of Technology,

Westbury and NYC, New York.


1982-1986               Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey


1984             Visiting Professor of Architecture

University of Palermo,  Palermo, Italy



1981-1982               Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois


1973-1981               Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois


1969-1973                         Assistant Professor of Architecture

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington


Professional Honors:


2 National American Institute of Architects Design Honor Awards

-for Telenor Headquarters, 2004 NBBJ

-for Deloitte and Touche Headquarters (interior)


3 National Progressive Architecture Design Honor Awards


1 American National Design Honor Award, 2000


12 New York City AIA Design Honor Awards, 1990-1996


1 Illinois AAIA Service Honor Award, 1976


First Prize overall MIPIM Hong Kong Annual International/Asia Awards Fall 2008


Won 12 International Design Competitions the last 10 years


National Fellow AIA in 2001 –  FAIA


MIPIM Highest Award for Best New Building in Asia, 2008


Buenos Aires Architecture Biennale Award, 2009


FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award, 2004 and 2010







Peter Pran of NBBJ: realizations by Images Publishing Group 2007 (hardbound monograph)

Statements by Thom Mayne, Odile Decq, Daniel Libeskind & Fumihiko Maki

Articles by Christian Norberg-Schulz, Juhani Pallasmaa, Fumihiko Maki & Peter Pran


Peter Pran            DUT Press in China.  March  2006. (hardbound monograph)

Editor: Ligang Qiu

Statements by Thom Mayne, Daniel Libeskind, Odile Decq

Essay by Fumihiko Maki, Kenneth Frampton, Christian Norberg-Schulz & Juhani Pallasmaa


Peter Pran – with Jonathan Ward, Timothy Johnson and Paul Davis(hardbound)

Papadakis Publishing Co., London 1998

Essays by Christian Norberg-Schulz, Kenneth Frampton, Fumihiko Maki,

Juhani Pallasmaa & Jonathan Ward


Peter Pran      Academy Editions, London  1992

Essays by Daniel Libeskind, John Gaunt, Kenneth Frampton, Peter

Pran  (hardbound monograph)


100 Years of Architecture in Chicago: Continuity of Structure and Form1976,

Oswald Grube, Franz Schulze and Peter Pran, Co-Authors

by Follett Publishing.


Chapters Written in Books:


Peter Pran               “Altered Reality” The Architect: Women in Contemporary Architecture

Image and Watson Guptill Publishers. 2002   (wrote preface)


Peter Pran                Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Melbourne, Australia. 2001.

(chapter/article written)


Presented in Book:


Peter Pran      Mies in America  Whitney Museum, New York, New York 2001

included as one of 9 collaborators with Mies

(drawings included in book and exhibit)


Articles + Work published in Journals and major Newspapers:


February 2011          Clarin Magazine Article on Akerselva Atrium article by Editor Daniel Moya Buenos Aires, Argentina


January   2011         Tall Buildings Magazine in Moscow Russia; Interview with Peter Pran (projects shown include IT Samsung, Seoul,                     The Sail @ Marina Bay, Singapore)


June 2010                e-architecture  (London) website presented Akerselva Atrium


May 2010                Plus+MOOD Magazine presented Akerselva Atrium


February 2010           ARQ – Clarin Article on 70-story The Sail @ Marina Bay in Singapore Buenos Aires, Argentina


November 2009        Hinge Magazine, Article on The Sail @ Marina Bay in Singapore, Hong Kong


May 2010                Arch Daily Magazine,  London. Presentation/Article on Akerselva Atrium, Norway


Summer 2009 Estate Magazine “Akerselva’s Nye Stolthet” / ”The Pride of Akerselva Atrium”


August 2009   Plus+MOOD Magazine presented Akerselva Atrium


September 2008       Architectural Record article on The Sail @ Marina Bay article by Robert Such


October 2008 Architectural Review  “Telenor Headquarters” article by Peter Cook


June 27, 2007           Aftenposten (Oslo)


August 2006   Architecture China  Beijing / Hong Kong


June 18, 2006 VG Newspaper, “Peter Pran Honored”, Norway / Scandinavia,


June 7, 2006   The Architects’ Newspaper, “USC Dean Search” (1of 4 finalists),


October 7, 2005        International Herald Tribune  London / New Yirk : Singapore “Sail”


March 2005    Urban Land Washington D.C.,


May 2005                Detail  Frankfurt, Germany and Dalian, China


May-June 2005         Architecture China  Beijing / Hong Kong


March 2005    Wallpaper London


January 2005 Architectural Record


Oct.-Dec. 2004         Architecture China  Beijing/Hong Kong,


Oct.-Dec. 2004         Finestra  Brazil / South America.


August 2004   Projeto Brazil / South America


2003             Architectural Record New York , , etc.


2003             Metropolis NY,


2003                       Deutsche Bauzeitung Frankfurt, Germany


2003                       Architectural Review  London,


Also featured in World Architecture Review”, Hong Kong, New Architecture,London, Architecture,  New York Architectural Competitions, USA,Progetto, Rome/Trieste, Architecture Today, London  L’Arca, NY and Milano, Byggekunst, Oslo/Scandinavia, Tasarim, Turkey, Domus, Milano









Lectures / Exhibits:


Lectures given at universities and professional architecture + engineering societies in most major cities in the United States, and in many countries in Europe, Asia, and South America, most recently:

October 16, 2010      Annual Convention of Union Of Russian Architects, in Moscow, Russia


March 17, 2010         AHO/School of Architecture, Oslo, Norway.  lecture title: “Realizations – Reflections”


February 22, 2010     School of Architecture, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


October 6-10, 2009   Honorary speaker/participant at Buenos Aires International Architecture Biennale Buenos Aires, Argentina                       received Biennale Award (for body of work)


November 12, 2008   Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, in Mies’ Crown Hall, Jerrold and Ruth Loebl Lecture titled: ‘                         Realizations’


April 30, 2008 Carnegie Mellon University, College Of Architecture


March 22, 2007         L’Ecole Speciale d’Architecture de Paris, Paris, France

Sydney Architectural Association, Sydney, Australia

Canadian Architects’ Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

National American Institute of Architects Convention in Chicago, Illinois

National University in Singapore

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California


Columbia University, New York City, New York


October 4, 2010        Annual Convention of Korean Architects, in Seoul, S. Korea


October 4, 2010        Annual Convention of Korean Architects, Seoul, S. Korea


September 30, 2010  AIA Dallas Texas





September 2010       Chair for Annual Design Architecture Jury for AIA Dallas Texas, held in Dallas


July 2009                 Architecture Symposium and juries at University of Architecture, Bucharest, Romania


July 2008                Architecture Symposium and juries at University of       Architecture, Bucharest, Romania


February 2007 100-story World Business Center Competition, Busan, South Korea


1993             New Art and Media Cultural Center, Karsruhe, Germany


Note: Has been jury member for many AIA Chapter Design Awards, including Los Angeles (3 times, Seattle, San Diego, Portland, Iowa, Virginia, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Orange County, Cleveland, NIAE Paris,  Canadian Bi-Annual Awards, Canadian Design Awards.



Jury of Work at Architecture Schools:


Columbia University, Harvard University, Yale University, Tulane University

Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design , University of Washington, Cornell University



Museum Collection:


Drawings in permanent collection at Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada





Russian International Architecture Exhibit, Moscow, Russia, October 15-18, 2009 exhibited Akerselva Atrium and Singapore 70-story


Drawing in “Unbuilt Chicago”, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2004-2005

“International Air Transportation 2001”, Telenor Headquarters,  The Art Institute of Chicago




Work included in recent major books:


The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. Phaidon Press,  London.  2008 Telenor Headquarters included.(book comes out once every ten years, showing the best buildings in the world)


Contemporary World Interiors. Phaidon Press, London  2007.

Telenor interiors


New York 2000 by Robert A.M. Stern, Monacelli Press, New York  2006.

included:  New York Psychiatric Institute, New York Police Academy,

AA/NW Terminal, JFK International Airport, New York , South Ferry Tower, New York


Architecture in Asia Now. Prestel Publishing Co., Munich/London/NY  2007

The Sail @ Marina Bay included



Introductory Statement written in books:


Work by Philippe Barriere, 2010


Odile Decq.  Architecture and Journalism, Hong Kong and Dalien, China, 2007


The Architect: Women in Contemporary Architecture.  Images Publishing Group, Australia  2001,

(40 leading architects – that happen to be women – wrote preface)



Selected Recent Major Buildings + Projects:


“The Sail @ Marina Bay”  70-story Tower Complex, Singapore (completed 2009)  Received MIPIM Highest Award for Best New Building in Asia, 2008,

and FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award, 2010


Telenor Headquarters, Oslo, Norway (completed 2003) Highest National AIA Architecture Design Honor Award 2004 & FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award, 2005


Akerselva Atrium for NCC, Oslo, Norway (completed 2009)


IT Samsung, Seoul, Korea (completed 2007)


Eton Shenyang Center, Shenyang, China (under development 2010)


Dubai Jeddah Towers (confidential)


500-story Tower (confidential) Selected best design in competition


New York Psychiatric Institute, Manhattan, NYC, NY (completed 1999) Received National AIA Design Honor Award and Healthcare Award, 2000


Vulcan Headquarters for Paul Allen, Seattle, Washington (completed 2001)


Academic Complex, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY (completed 1998)


Beijing CBD, Beijing, China


Justice and Foreign Ministries Towers, The Hague, The Netherlands


Bovis-Lend-Lease Office Tower, Sydney, Australia Prize in International Architecture Competition


Bergognone Office Building, Milan, Italy


Deloitte & Touche Headquarters, Wilton, Connecticut (completed) Received highest National AIA Design Honor Award in Architectural Interiors


Viking Stadium, Stavanger / Sandnes, Norway Selected one of the two best stadiums in Norway, by leading Norwegian newspaper


Seoul Dome, Seoul, S. Korea Received First Prize in International Architecture Competition


New Terminal, Las Vegas International Airport


New York Police Academy, NY, NY Received First Prize in International Architecture Competition


Valerenga Stadium, Oslo, Norway Received First Prize in Architecture Competition


Recife Stadium, Recife, Brazil (confidential)


Selected Prior Building Experience:


National Gallery, Berlin, Germany, with Mies van der Rohe  (built)


Jeddah International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with SOM  (built)


Chicago Federal Center, Chicago, Ill., with Mies van der Rohe  (built)


Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, Canada, with Mies van der Rohe   (built)