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PETER DOO

Doo Consulting LLC

SAY IT LOUD - MARYLAND Exhibitor
Maryland Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Great architecture has always been and continues to be inspiring. Buildings and the process of making them has become so complex. People and organizations addressing the challenge of climate change at scale are also very inspiring.

PETER DOO

Bio:

The great architect, Peter Doo, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is the founder and Owner of Doo Consulting, LLC. He is a recognized leader in the sustainability industry with experience assisting companies and project teams meet their sustainability goals. Peter has served as a commissioner on the Baltimore City Sustainability Commission, a member of the State of Maryland Green Building Council and a member of the National Chapter Steering Committee of the US Green Building Council.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

The decision came as a result of a guidance class assignment in 8th grade for which we had to write one-page papers for ten occupations addressing job responsibilities, training, compensation, etc. I liked Architect the best.

What do you do?

I am a sustainability consultant working with owners and architects to minimize the environmental impacts of their projects and to create healthier buildings and communities. My firm assists clients obtain certifications for many of these projects.

What excites you in the work you do?

Sustainability touches everything; site, energy, water, health, and deal with matters from products to policy. As a consultant, I get to collaborate with many architects, owners and policymakers. The work is never boring and is meaningful.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Great architecture has always been and continues to be inspiring. Buildings and the process of making them has become so complex. People and organizations addressing the challenge of climate change at scale are also very inspiring.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional achievement is having contributed to the establishment of the Baltimore Office of Sustainability and the ongoing support of their mission in the City.

Featured Project Name: 

The Commons, Maryland Institute College of Art

Featured Project Location: 

Baltimore, MD

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

1996

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal in Charge, Project Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The Commons, now Founders Green, at the Maryland Institute College of Art, is an apartment style residence hall for 400 art students. It is inspired by the Bolton Hill townhouses and the romantic idea of the French garret apartment for artists. Urbanistically, the complex recognizes the surrounding street grid at its south and west entrances. One enters into the center of the lower courtyard only to find oneself at the edge of the upper court, under the colonnade, upon traversing the stairs.

Photography Credit:

Erik Kvalsvik