PETER F. GAITO JRAIA, NCARB

Partner

Over 25 years of design, production, project administration and construction management experience for various new design, planning and construction projects, renovations and additions for all building types. Peter's experience with large and small scale projects enables his eponymous office to create unique architectural solutions defined by the volume, aesthetics and experiential spatial quality for a variety of project typologies including commercial, institutional, religious and residential towers. Peter increases his exposure within the fields of architecture, planning and real estate development through lectures, written publications, social media, professional organizations and philanthropy, bridging architectural design ambitions with public awareness and understanding. His aim as an AIA Architect is to continually make the world a better place through design as well as the promotion of architecture through writing, publications, lectures, and philanthropy. He lives and works following the guiding notion that every place can inspire talent and foster advanced design, sustainability and improved technology. 
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Bachelor of Building Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Architect: NY, CT 

NCARB Certification

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFFILIATIONS

Planning Board Member, Tarrytown NY - 2021 - Present

Leader, AIA National Interfaith Design Knowledge Community, 2018 - Present

Chair, AIAWHV Past Presidents Council, 2016-Present

President, AIA Westchester+Hudson Valley, 2015

Board Member, AIA Westchester+Hudson Valley, 2010-2015

Chair, Nominating NY Representative for AIA National Regional Director, 2015 

Voting Member, NY Regional Alignment Committee, 2015

Member, AIANYS Leadership Improvement Committee 2016

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ArchPLUS Magazine, 2013-2017

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 

Westchester Municipal Planning Federation (WMPF)

American Planning Association (APA)

Builders Realty Institute (BRI)

Architecture League of New York

AIA Interfaith Design Knowledge Community

Architecture Culture Spirituality Forum (ACSF)

LECTURES

Getting to 'Yes' on Designing and Building Green Building

Presented to: BRI, April 22, 2021

The Future of Commercial Buildings; Architecture, Construction, Sustainability

Presented to: BRI / IFMA, March 25, 2021

A Green Sustainable Westchester County,

Presented to: BRI, White Plains, NY April 11, 2019

• Reasons to Hire an Architect at Your Project Start,

Presented to: BRI, White Plains, NY October 13, 2016

Irregular sites, Regular Projects,

Presented to: WMPF, White Plains, NY June 21, 2015

To LEED or not to LEED: Achieve Sustainable Design Efficiency without LEED Certification

Presented to: ACA Keystone Conference, Eco-Camp II, Allentown, PA, April 20, 2010

The Use of Visual Techniques in the Land Use Decision Making Process

Presented to: WMPF, White Plains, NY November 29, 2006

PUBLISHED WRITING
List of periodicals where regular/numerous and single articles have been published. 

ArchPLUS (AIAWHV Magazine) 

Architecture Record 

ArchitectureWeek 

Entrepreneur Architect 

General Notes (AIAWHV Magazine 1990-2013)      

Impact (BRI Magazine)

Oculus 

River Journal

PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES

BRI Radio Show on WVOX:

• Architecture: Post Pandemic, November 4, 2020
• Architecture and Construction, July 27, 2018 

• Sustainable Architecture, August 11, 2017

DESIGN CRITIC

• ACE Mentor Program NYC Final Presentation, New York, NY April 28, 2013

• SUNY Purchase Precollege Summer Architecture Program, Purchase, NY July 26, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Founder: FoG/Friends of Gaito

www.friendsofgaito.org

A charity focused on raising funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association, primarily thru the Tour de Cure annual bike ride. Since 2010, Team FoG has ridden a collective 1,833 miles and has raised over $176,000.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Glass Condo Building on the West Side Highway, 2003

Published with permission in the book: 

Celebrating the Art of Architecture, 25 Years of Pritzker Prize Winning Architects 

by Jaye Abbate and Michael C. Thomsett

ARCHITECTS | ENGINEERS | PLANNERS

PETER F. GAITO & ASSOCIATES

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