Peter D. Cook, FAIA, is an architect based in Washington, D.C., where he is currently a design principal at HGA Architects & Engineers. His previous work as an associate partner and design principal with Davis Brody Bond includes many prominent institutional projects in Washington, including the collaboration with Adjaye Associates, the Freelon Group, and SmithGroup for the design of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, the East Gateway Pavilion at the St. Elizabeths campus, and the renovation of the South African Embassy. His current work includes such projects as the new D.C. Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library, the Northern Virginia Science Center, and the Contemplative Site at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cook holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. His professional experience includes work as a designer with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Gensler. He is a member of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and he serves currently on the board of the Washington Architectural Foundation, the Institute’s non-profit affiliate. A member of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the National Association of Minority Architects, he served previously as the organization’s chapter president and as a regional vice president. He has participated as an expert panelist for the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and he is a Peer Professional for the GSA’s Design Excellence Program.