Professor Peter Salter
Professor of Architcectural Design
Research Group: Architectural History and Theory Group
Welsh School of Architecture
Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue
Teaching ProfilePeter Salter set up private practice in 1982 after gaining experience in a number of prestigious London firms. His architectural work has focused on cultural, residential and leisure projects, including several projects in Japan.
His teaching career began in the 1980s when he joined the AA School of Architecture as a technical tutor in the diploma school. Here he coordinated the teaching of architecture technology as well as leading design teaching units at intermediate and diploma levels to develop a rigorous diploma course. In 1995 he was appointed successor to Ron Herron as Head of School and Professor of Architecture at the University of East London. His focus here was to develop a school with a specialism in exploring architecture through construction with an emphasis on materials as a way of engaging with issues of sustainability and low energy construction. As a result, three new masters programmes were established during his tenure. In 2006, he was appointed Professor of Architectural Design at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff.
He has over twenty years experience as a visiting critic and lecturer to UK schools of architecture and as a guest speaker at architectural organisations in America, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and South Africa. A widely published author, he has contributed essays to several AA publications and written three AA files.
Current projects include four houses in Notting Hill for Baylight Properties, currently on-site.
He is the recipient of the Annie Spink Award (2004) and the AJ/Boris Royal Academy Main Award for an Architectural Project for his Thai Fish Restaurant, Tokyo (1991).