December 11, 2012
Peter J. Exley, principal of the design studio of Architecture is Fun, has been invested as president for AIA Chicago, the Chicago component of the American Institute of Architects.
Exley outlines advocacy, diversity, and inclusivity as the critical, ongoing issues forming the framework for AIA Chicago chapter leadership. Being relevant, meaningful, and cool guide Exley's own roles as highly recognized architect, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, professor mentor, author, artist, presenter, and parent. Exley founded the Chicago architectural firm Architecture Is Fun in 1994 with his wife and partner Sharon Exley to design substantive and relevant environments for learning and play. In addition to his multi-faceted practice, he is currently adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an alumnus of some of the country's major architectural offices, including Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Exley has a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.