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Peterson Rich Office is a Brooklyn-based architecture and design practice recognized for its cultural, publicly engaged, and social impact projects at multiple scales.

Since establishing their firm in 2014, principals Miriam Peterson and Nathan Rich have led a diverse team in realizing projects for leading clients in the cultural, residential, retail, and public sectors. 2023 will see the completion of multiple projects, including artist studios for Nina Chanel Abney and Zaria Forman, The Shepherd Gallery & Arts Center in Detroit, and the new Davison Art Gallery at Wesleyan University.  Through an ongoing 8-year partnership with NYCHA (NYC Housing Authority) PRO creates and conducts inclusive community design exercises that provide critical insights and recommendations aimed at helping to improve the country’s largest public housing program and is currently working to shepherd design excellence for NYCHA renovations across all five boroughs.

PRO is a certified Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) that is recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging architecture firms.

Recent awards include the ‘New Practice New York’ prize by the AIA, 2018 ‘Design Vanguard’ by Architectural Record, and 2020 Emerging Voices by The Architectural League.

Selected Clients

  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Museum of Modern Art

  • Pioneer Works

  • Blu Dot

  • Wesleyan University

  • The Rubin Museum of Art

  • The Whitney Museum of Art

  • Library Street Collective

  • Bradley Tusk

  • Nina Chanel Abney
  • Zaria Forman

  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail
  • Regional Plan Association

  • Galerie Perrotin

  • New York City Housing Authority

  • Glossier

  • The Row

  • NYC Department of Health

  • Luhring Augustine

  • Artspace

  • Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

  • NYC Office of Housing
  • Redevelopment Operations
  • Tula Telfair

  • Storefront for Art and Architecture

  • The Van Allen Institute

  • NYC Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene

  • Times Square Alliance

  • Hudson Valley MoCA

  • Fieldston School
  • The World Bank

Awards & Recognition

The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design, Commercial Retail
Blu Dot Lexington Ave
The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Practice, Honorable Mention
2021, 2020, 2019
AN Interior Top 50
The Architectural League Emerging Voices
Regional Plan Kaplan Chair in Urban Design
International Social Economic Environmental Design Award
Mental Health x Design
Architectural Record Design Vanguard
New Practices New York Prize: Consequence
AIABK Design Award, Merit Award for Architecture
Prismatic Bay Townhouse
AIANY Design Award, Merit Award for Urban Design
Institute for Public Architecture
Inaugural Fellowship
Architizer Award, Jury Prize, Gallery Category
Telfair Studio