Peter Rich is a Johannesburg based architect who attributes his learning to African space making as being central to his career. In 2009 he was awarded the World Building of the Year 2009 by the World Architecture Festival Barcelona for the Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in Limpopo, South Africa.
For his extensive African and global portfolio of built work, Peter has received numerous awards and prizes. To name a few, he is the recipient of The UK Earth Award, the International Sustainable Architecture Award or The Wienerberger Brick Award. In 2013, he was shortlisted for the Aga Kahn Award. Peter further received the Gold Medal of Architecture from the South African Institute of Architecture for his contribution to African space making, and is an International Fellow of the Royal
Institute of British Architects and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture. To add just one selected exhibition to the list, Peter’s work was displayed at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 as part of the Arsenale.
In all of this, Peter finds time to teach and develop new curricula in Africa, India, Europe and the US.