Formerly the Chair of School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, The New School For Design, Peter Wheelwright ( is an Associate Professor at SCE. He has taught in architecture programs at Columbia University, Cooper Union, and Parsons School of Design. In addition, he has been a visiting critic at schools of architecture across the country. While he has taught design studios for many years, he has also been instrumental in developing curricular focus in environmental studies. He writes and lectures on issues related to environmental philosophy and history, natural/technological issues in architecture, and sustainable practices. Excerpts from his writings are listed below.

His novel, As It Is On Earth, was published in 2012.

The Necessary Instability of Design-Build
Why there is no such thing as the Real World
Cognitive Maps, Docile Bodies and Ecological Niches...News from New York
What is an Event and What is its Duration...









Comments delivered to the New York architecture community, September 25, 2001 at the Architecture League’s Convocation in the Great hall, Cooper Union, NY
Texts and Lumps: Thoughts on Science and Sustainability
Peek-A-Boo Views
Technology, Environment & Form
The Problem of Sustainability; A Response
Huson River Projects-Speech
Rethinking Design Curriculum
The Machining of Nature: The Mississippi Studio
Ritual: Artist's Loft