Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright

Princeton University Master of Architecture 1975
Cornell University 1973
Trinity College B.A. Painting/Sculpture 1972


Principal, PMWArchitects P.M.Wheelwright Assocs. Architects 1984-
Partner Anderson-Wheelwright Assocs.,
New York City 1981-1984
Associate * Tod Williams & Assocs.,
New York City 1978-1980
Project Architect ** Mayers & Schiff, Architects,
New York City 1976-1978



Associate Professor: Parsons School of Design - Dept. of Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting 2006

Chair: Parsons School of Design - Dept. of Architecture 1999-2006
Faculty: Parsons School of Design - Dept. of Architecture 1984-1999
Faculty: Columbia University 1993-1994

Visiting Critic / Lecturer:

Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University, Cornell University
Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, Cooper Union, Columbia University
University of Pennsylvania, M.I.T.
Selected Publications/Awards/Exhibitions
Architecture and the Miniature: Architecture in Practice, ed. Mark Morris                    
pages 130-133; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. London, England Nov 2006
London Metropolitan University “The Necessary Instability of Design-Build
Paper presented at International Projects Office Conference, London, England Nov 2005
Why there is no such Thing as the Real World, Journal of Architectural Education May 2004
Design-In Education Panel, AIA Center for Architecture, NY Oct. 2003
Municipal Arts Society, NYC: "Assignment Green: Eco-Design Education", Mar. 2003
ArchiLecture, Lawrence Tech University, "Cognitive Maps, Docile Bodies, and Ecological Niches...News from New York" Nov. 2002
MIT Lecture Series, "What is an Event and What is its Duration" Mar. 2002
Architecture, "Kaleidoscope Telescopes" Feb.2002
ACSA Administraor's Conference, "Global after 9.11..." Nov. 2001
Oculus, AIA Journal Volume 64, #2 "Dawn of a New Day" Oct. 2001
Interiors, "Folly Ranchers" May 2001
I.D. Magazine, "Designer Dollhouse" April 2001
Deitch Projects, NYC, Exhibition: Kaleidoscope House and Pool Pavilion Nov./Dec. 2000
ACSA News, The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
"Texts and Lumps: Thoughts on Science and Sustainability" Dec. 2000
NY Times, Art News, "Review: The Kaleidoscope House" Nov. 24, 2000
Interiors, "Honey, I Shrunk the House" Oct. 2000
NY Times Magazine, Home Design "Welcome to the Dollhouse" Oct. 8, 2000
Architecture, "Modern Dollhouse is Sweet Home" Sept. 2000
Nest, "PEEK-A-BOO VIEWS", Fall 2000
New York Times, Home Design Section, October 8, 2000
House & Garden, "Art News", Kaleidoscope House, July 2000
L, The Newsletter of the Architecture League of New York
"Environment, Technology and Form: Reaction", Spring 2000
Threshold 20, "The Problem of Sustainability: A Response",

MIT Journal of Architecture, Spring 2000


Oculus, Am. Inst. of Architects Journal Volume 61, #5

"Teaching Design for A Sustainable Future", Jan 1999
Oculus, Am. Inst. of Architects Journal Volume 61, #4
"Designing and Building at Parsons", Dec 1998

Solar Symposium , Cooper Hewitt Museum, panelist Oct 1998


River Projects, Van Alen Institute Exhibition, May 1997

Propositions on The Machining of Nature:The Mississippi Studio,
Journal of Architectural Education - forthcoming, Fall 1997
Gowanus Canal Design Competition", 1st Place Award - Brooklyn AIA
"Wheelwright Studio, Parsons School of Design", Dec 1996

"People in Glass Houses...", Lehman Gallery/Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY, Fall 1996


NewsDay, Life Style, "Simple Chic", July 1995

Oculus, Am. Inst. of Architects Journal Volume 57, #7 (profile), Mar 1995
Metropolitan Home, "High/Low: The New Modern", Sept 1993

Progressive Architecture, "Exposing Layers of Dwelling", Sept 1991

Rooftop Architecture, Akiko Busch, Henry Holt & Co., Feb 1991
Metropolitan Home, "Taming the Wide-Open Spaces", Aug 1990
New York Magazine, A Look At The 90's: "Taking Panes", Sept 1989
Clique (Japan), "3 New York Architects", June 1989
Metropolis, The Architecture and Design Magazine of NY,
"Between Two Worlds - Young Architects and Designers", Sept 1988

Metropolitan Home (cover), "Architecture Now", Feb 1988


Manhattan Living, "Room at the Top", Jan 1988

New York Times, Home Section"Consumers/Contractors", Dec 1987

Homes International, "Special Features", Nov 1987


Ottagono, "Architettura e il quotidiano - Young Eastern USA Architects", Sept 1987


Renovation Style, Joanna Krotz, Villard Books, Jan 1987


Metropolitan Home, "An Apartment Sees the Light", Oct 1986


Modest Mansions, by D. Prowler, Rodale Press, June 1985

Metropolitan Home (cover), "The News In Detail", Jan 1985

New York Times, Home Section, "A House Under $60,000?", Oct 1984

Storefront for Art & Architecture, "Garden of Eden", Sept 1984
Metropolis, The Architecture and Design Magazine of NY,
Going through the Roof", Sept 1984
Progressive Architecture, "Work In Progress", Sept 1984
Metropolis, The Architecture and Design Magazine of NY,
"Going Beyond Style: Young Architects and Designers", Jan 1984

New York Architectural League, Young Architect's Forum, Juror, May 1984


New York Architectural League, Young Architect's Forum, Winner, May 1983


Making Room, Perigree Books, Sept 1983


Princeton Journal of Architecture, "Ritual", Sept 1983


New York Times Magazine, "High Glass", Nov 1982


Progressive Architecture, "Over The Top", Sept 1982


New York Times Magazine, "Upward Mobility", July 1982


Lumen Award, Shaver Residence, National Illum. Soc., May 1982


New York Magazine, "Home Office", Apr 1982


Architectural Record, "Record Houses" **, May 1980


Progressive Architecture, "Modified Modernism" *, Sept 1979


Interior Design, "Cabins in the Sky" *, Sept 1979


Abitare, "Open Office" *, Sept 1979

Architectural Record, "Interior Design Awards" **, Jan 1977