Peter Wong

Associate Professor, Architecture
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Peter Wong is an architect and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he has taught architectural design, history, and theory since 1988. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1981 from the University of Washington in Seattle and earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. He is a recipient of a 1996 Design Excellence Award given by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and was recognized with a Merit Award in 2004 by the Charlotte AIA Chapter for a workshop and guest house completed in 2003. His written scholarship includes a translated edition of Vittorio Gregotti’s essay, Inside Architecture (The MIT Press, 1996), as well as journal writing that explores the meaning and use of architectural drawing techniques. He recently received an honorable mention with his colleague Jeff Balmer for “Writing Architecture in Six Genres,” an undergraduate writing seminar, as part of the ACSA’s Creative Achievement Award Program for 2010. He has been recognized in numerous national and international competitions for his design work on housing, including the  2016 North Carolina Activate Housing Competition (3rd Place Award) and the 2017 New York Affordable Housing Competition (2nd Place Award). Currently, he is engaged in architectural space research that incorporates eye-tracking technology as a method for analyzing how humans perceive and understand small spaces, which has application for micro and small-scale affordable dwelling units. Professor Wong has served as the School’s Graduate Program Director for the past 10 years.