Peter Ballman

Peter Ballman is a principal of Ballman Khapalova, an architecture practice based in Ithaca and New York City. Through this practice Peter works at a variety of scales, from infrastructure to urban playgrounds, always seeking to integrate intuitive and imaginative design methods with a rigorous approach to building and planning. He has worked as a designer at Barkow Leibinger in Berlin, as well as Senior Project Manager at Sciame Construction in NYC, working closely with structural, façade, and kinetics fabricators in the coordination and construction of The Shed.  

Ballman holds a B.A. in anthropology from Reed College and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union. He has taught at integrated design at Pratt Institute and Cornell and has served as a guest critic at The Cooper Union, Pratt, and Cornell.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural practice 
  • Architectural technology
  • Drawing
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Urbanism

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101 Option Studio: Disaster Machines: Infrastructure, imagination and the architecture of necessity
  • ARCH 4605 Special Topics in Construction: Mies Variations: Experiments in langue and parole (spring 2018)
  • ARCH Design Second-Year Studio (Integrated Design) (spring 2018)

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Architizer A+ Firm Awards Winner in the Architecture — Conceptual category (2021)
  • AIANY Design Merit Award for Urban Design, St. John's Park (2021)
  • Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention for Unbuilt — Masterplan, LA River (2020)
  • Architizer A+ Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Unbuilt Masterplan category, Roman Façade (2020)
  • Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards Winner for Unbuilt — Urban Design, St. John's Park (2019)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Forthcoming: “Waltemath Foundation: Art and Architecture,” at The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture ( February 2021)
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