Peter Piven Guides Design Professionals Out of the Downturn

Peter Piven, FAIA

Peter Piven, FAIA

Joan Capelin interviewed Peter Piven – who has just founded Peter Piven Management Consultants – for the 14th interview of the “Sound Advice” series.

This podcast provides perspective and advice on how the best do research about their clients, ways that design firms are changing – and how a leader must handle change, why people become architects, and a strategy for fees.

Peter Piven recently founded Peter Piven Management Consultants to help professionals in architecture, planning, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design and graphic design firms improve their practices in the areas of overall organization, strategic planning, valuation and ownership and leadership transition, marketing, project delivery, partnering, financial management, and merger/acquisition assistance.  Before that, Peter was a founding principal of The Coxe Group.

Peter has focused his career on management issues in the design professions and was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in 1981 for his contributions in management. He was a Vice President of Caudill Rowlett Scott, where he managed the New York Division, and a Principal of Geddes Brecher Qualls Cunningham: Architects, which won the national AIA Architectural Firm Award during his tenure.

Peter received a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors from Colgate University, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science degree in Architecture from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Management of Design Organizations from Harvard University.

Click here to listen to the podcast and view Peter Piven’s full bio.  Visit our “Sound Advice” page to hear other podcasts in the series.