Peter Gisolfi


Phone: 212-650-8737

Email: pgisolfi@ccny.cuny.edu

Office: SSA2M18


Educational Credentials :

  • M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, 1970
  • B.A., Yale University, 1966

Teaching Experience :

  • Professor, City College of New York, CUNY, 1975-present
  • Chair, Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY, 2005-2013
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University, 1974-1986

Professional Experience :

  • Founding partner, Peter Gisolfi Associates, Architects and Landscape Architects, LLP, 1976-present.
  • Peter Gisolfi’s design work addresses the connection between landscapes and buildings. His primary focus is to shape places—usually groups of buildings connected by open space. Most of the work is contextual, based on a careful understanding of regional climate and traditions. His buildings and landscapes are adapted to the environment, constructed with local materials, and fit gently into their natural and man-made settings. The work is intrinsically sustainable and carefully crafted.

Licenses/Registration :

  • Architecture License, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
  • NCARB Certification
  • Landscape Architecture License, New York State

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Finding the Place of Architecture in the Landscape, introduction by Vincent J. Scully Jr., Mulgrave, Australia: Images Publishing, 2008.
  • Peter Gisolfi has written more than 110 articles on design issues which have been featured in national publications such as Learning by Design, American School Board Journal, Landscape Architecture, American School & University, School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management, Terrain, History Magazine, and Planning Magazine. He has lead numerous workshops on campus planning, school design, and library design, and has been invited frequently as a speaker, guest lecturer, critic, and juror.
  • Peter Gisolfi is the recipient of more than 80 architectural design awards including 25 from the AIA.

Professional Memberships :

  • The American Institute of Architects
  • American Society of Landscape Architects,
  • American Library Association
  • Society of College and University Planners