Nottoscale is a San Francisco / Berlin based multidisciplinary design studio that combines a distinctively European approach with an American sense of innovation.
Nottoscale’s work is rooted in an exploration and generation of a modern vocabulary that is informed by program, process, the innovative use of material and an emphasis on spatial relationships. We use the analysis and integration of given constraints – like site conditions, technical as well as material properties, economic limits and program requirements – as an opportunity for creativity, emphasizing the unique character of each project.
Nottoscale’s extensive experience and unique background of living and working in different cultural and environmental settings, enables us to create innovative and distinct design solutions that are always rooted in the specific conditions of each individual project.
Nottoscale’s work has received national and international awards and has been widely published in publications such as The New York Times, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Sunset Magazine and Architectural Record, to name a few.
Peter is originally from Germany and has lived and worked in Europe, the US and Asia. He graduated from the Technical University in Berlin with a Diploma in Architecture and received his Master of Architecture from Ball State University, Indiana, in 1996.
Since then, Peter has worked on a wide array of projects ranging from large-scale civic buildings, universities and museums to restaurants, residential and small-scale commercial projects. Notable projects include OMA’s Student Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum in San Francisco and Renzo Piano’s California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Peter is the founding principal of the award winning and internationally published architectural firm, nottoscale, and has taught architectural design studios at Woodbury University, the California Academy of Arts, the International Program of Design and Architecture at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Peter is a licensed architect in California, Germany and the European Union.