About Peter


From growing up in the pristine Lake Superior north woods and coming of age amidst the stunning architectural masterpieces of Italy, architect Peter Lombardi has developed a design philosophy that ties together social, economic and ecological abundance to build thrivable communities. Peter blends both classical and modern traditions to foster complete environments to improve one’s quality of life.

Peter’s love of architecture and design began in childhood when he visited buildings designed by his great grandfather, Pietro Lombardi.  He was inspired to study Architecture both in the United States and abroad. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, Peter worked in Florence, Italy for three years exploring the diverse approach to architecture and design unique to Italy and Europe at large.

These experiences led him back to the United States and a position with Robert AM Stern Architects. Here he was able to merge his European experiences with the best of American design. Peter's collaborative role with Robert Stern culminated in projects such as: the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas, Villa Fleuri in France, a private residence in Highland Park Illinois, and numerous private residences in New York City.

In 2010, Peter created his own firm, Peter A. Lombardi Architects, leading high end residential and commercial projects in the United States and internationally. Peter is now merging his architectural forte with the larger realities of permaculture, organic farming, water collection and clean energy through is invention called ICOT®. 

His work has appeared in publications such as Domus and Casa Bella as well as several books by Robert AM Stern.  He is also the recipient of international juried prizes including: 1st place for the New Palos Verdes Arts Center and 2nd place worldwide for the New Charter High School in Duluth, Minnesota.

Peter is a registered Architect in the State of New York and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.