Peter William Dougherty (b.1974, Chicago) is an architect, urban designer, and founder of the design practice Peter William. His broad practical experience includes innovation districts, laboratories, mixed-use development, housing, cultural projects, adaptive reuse and historic preservation, K-12 and higher education, design-build, office buildings, interiors, and urban placemaking.
Combining many of these skills, Peter was lead architect for the winning proposal in the bi-national competition for Amazon's HQ2, teaming with property owner JBG SMITH and with Arlington County, Virginia, on the vision for National Landing, the transformation of an aging commercial neighborhood into a 21st century transit-oriented innovation district.
Before locating and working in the Washington, DC region, Peter lived in Basel, Switzerland, and collaborated on major cultural and historic preservation projects with the Pritzker Prize-winning firm of Herzog & de Meuron. Peter has also lived in Italy, where he was a Fulbright Scholar in Architecture.
Peter received his M.Arch degree in 2002 from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he trained with and was influenced by exceptional architects and scholars including Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Rafael Moneo, Gonçalo Byrne, Luis Rojo de Castro, and Sarah Whiting.
Peter is licensed to practice architecture in New York, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and is NCARB Certified for expedited future licensure in all other US states. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2006.