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Nick Peckham, FAIA

In the late 1970s, Nick Peckham lamented to his mentor, world-renowned inventor and visionary Buckminster Fuller, that he’d thrown his life away spending a decade in school.

“Nick,” Fuller replied, “find a problem no one else is solving, and solve it, and you’ll never have to think about that again.”

Nick considered his profession’s troubling disregard for the environment and set out for a career dedicated to the sustainable principles he’d learned from Fuller and his other master teachers. He has become an expert in deep green architecture over more than 30 years in commercial and residential design. In 2011, he founded Peckham Architecture.

Nick’s designs are aesthetically impactful, functional, sustainably built and economical. He lives his craft and has built three deep green homes for his own family. The most recent became Peckham Architecture’s new headquarters in May 2016.

MORE ABOUT NICK PECKHAM, FAIA

  • Board of Advisors, University of Missouri Department of Architectural Studies, 2010-present
  • Board of Advisors, Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University, 2002-2010
  • Former Editor, Missouri Architect
  • Founder, Peckham & Wright Architects, 1978-2005
  • Founder, Nicholas Peckham & Sun, 1975-1978
  • Recipient of National Endowment for the Arts research grant, Columbia University, 1975
  • Ph.D. ABD under supervision of Buckminster Fuller, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.Arch. from the studio of Louis Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
  • Preliminary M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania
  • BS Marine Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

HONORS

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA)

Peckham Architecture

2017 — Best of Houzz 2017  for Customer Service

2016 — Second Place, Top Architect, Top of the TownColumbia Business Times

2015 — LEED Platinum / Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified / EPA Award / Certified Wildlife Area: Peckham Architecture Headquarters

Second Place, Top Architect, Top of the TownColumbia Business Times

2013 — LEED Certified / Design Award, AIA Mid-Missouri: North Light Building, Columbia, Missouri

Peckham & Wright Architects

2010 — Honor Award for Design Excellence, AIA Mid-Missouri Design Awards: Eco Schoolhouse at Grant Elementary, Columbia, Missouri

2009 — LEED Gold Certified / 1st Place, Missouri Literary Festival Sustainable Design Exhibition & Awards / Honorable Mention, Inspiration Awards / Green Building of America Award, top 50 sustainable projects in the Midwest: Eco Schoolhouse at Grant Elementary, Columbia, Missouri

1997 — Honorable Mention, AIA Mid-Missouri Design Awards: Peden Residence, Columbia, Missouri

1995 — Honor Award, AIA Mid-Missouri Design Awards: Butterfield Youth Services Child and Family Therapy Center, Marshall, Missouri

Third Prize, World’s Fair Site Selection, International Competition for 1995 World’s Fair, Budapest, Hungary

First Prize, World’s Fair Master Plan, International Competition for 1995 World’s Fair, Budapest, Hungary

1994 — Special Recognition, AIA Mid-Missouri Design Awards: Boone County Fire Protection District Station No. 1, Boone County, Missouri

Special Recognition, AIA Mid-Missouri Design Awards: Textron Automotive Interiors, Columbia, Missouri

Honor Award, AIA Mid-Missouri Design Awards: Renovation at 15 South Tenth Street, Columbia, Missouri

1984 — City of Columbia Energy Conservation Award: Residence at 206 Westwood Avenue, Columbia, Missouri

1981 — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Optimum Value Engineering Program Competition Award: Low-cost Housing, Columbia, Missouri

1980 — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Design Competition Award: Trombe Wall Townhouses, Columbia, Missouri

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Solar Instrumentation Award

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Building Value into Housing Award

1979 — U.S. Department of Energy Passive Solar Commercial Building Award: Community United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri

1978 — U.S. Department of Energy Design Competition Award: Passive Solar Home, Columbia, Missouri